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Stater of Kyzikos with forepart of lioness and tunny fish

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Obverse: Forepart of lioness to left, head turned to be seen from on top, forepaws as if holding prey; beaded line at end of body. Tunny fish head up at right. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type.

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. 1534); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–500 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1416.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.05 gm.

Accession Number

04.1378

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins