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Stater of Kyzikos with Dionysos and tunny fish

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Obverse: Youthful Dionysos seated to left, supporting himself on left elbow, and holding out kantharos in right hand; on the seat is a panther skin, about his knees is a mantle, by the neck is the end of a fillet, and before his knees the upper end of a thyrsos (?). Tunny fish to left below....

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Provenance

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. 1457); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–330 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1541.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.1306

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins