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1/6 stater of Kyzikos with kneeling Orestes above tunny fish

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Obverse: Orestes unbearded kneeling on left knee to left, sword in right hand, left hand on omphalos with taeniae; he wears a chlamys. Tunny fish to left below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1533.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.1337

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins