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Stater of Kyzikos with griffin above tunny fish

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Obverse: Griffin seated to left with curled wing, mouth open and tongue protruding, right forepaw and tail raised. Tunny fish to left below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type.


By date unknown: Subhi Collection; 1878: Subhi Sale, no. 766 (according to Regling but not cited by 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. 1573); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–500 B.C.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1437.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins