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Stater of Kyzikos with forepart of man-faced bull and tunny fish

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Obverse: Forepart of bull with bearded human face crouching to right. At left, tunny fish, tail down. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale of Whittall Collection, no. 748 (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. 1468); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1491.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.1317

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins