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Stater of Kyzikos with Europa seated on bull above tunny fish

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Obverse: Europa riding to left on bull, her right hand grasping its horns, her left hand on its back. Tunny below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, surface granulated.

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. 1426); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 500–460 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1477.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.1277

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins