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Stater of Kyzikos with head of Aphrodite above tunny fish

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Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to left with high stephane, leaf over forehead, hair in roll, and earring. Tunny fish to left below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; 1902: purchased from Canon Greenwell by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1451); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 400–330 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1553.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 15.88 gm.

Accession Number

04.1300

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins