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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.1417

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins