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Stater of Kyzikos with forepart of griffin above tunny fish

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Obverse: Forepart of griffin to left with curled wing, comb toothed, right forepaw raised, tongue protruding from slightly open mouth. Tunny fish to left below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale (Paris), no. 1364 (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. 1575); 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. 1460.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 15.97 gm.

Accession Number

04.1419

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins