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Stater of Kyzikos with Ge holding Erichthonios above tunny fish

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Obverse: Figure of woman to right (only shown from hips up) holding out a naked boy to right with band about his breast and hands outstretched (Ge and Ericthonios). She wears chiton with overfold and her hair is in a sphendone. Tunny fish to right below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square,...

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By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois sale (Paris), no. 1378 (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. 1449); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1500.


Diameter: 20 mm; weight: 16.04 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins