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Stater of Kyzikos with head of Dionysos above tunny fish

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Obverse: Head of youthful Dionysos to left, crowned with ivy leaves and berries; the hair falls loose on the neck. Tunny fish to left below. Revers: Quadripartite incuse square; mill sail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ashburnham Collection; 1895: Sotheby Sale of Ashburnham Collection, pl. IV, 136 (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. 1456); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–330 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1558.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 15.95 gm.

Accession Number

04.1305

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins