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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm; weight: 16.04 gm.

Accession Number

04.1298

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins