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1/6 stater of Kyzikos with winged creature and tunny fish

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Obverse: Winged creature (lion?) standing to right, the right forepaw on tail of diagonally placed tunny fish. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, granulated.

Provenance

1894: Sotheby Sale (Well-known Collector), no. 247 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1580); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, Before 550 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1398.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1424

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins