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1/6 stater of Kyzikos with Perseus holding head of Medusa above tunny fish

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Obverse: Perseus kneeling on right knee to right, head to left, the harpa in lowered right hand (in lowered left hand the head of Medusa not visible) He wears chlamys and winged cap. Traces of tunny fish below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

1900: Sotheby Sale (Late Collector), no. 319 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–330 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1549.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.66 gm.

Accession Number

04.1339

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins