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Stater of Kyzikos with head of Herakles above tunny fish

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Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to right in lion's skin. Tunny fish to right below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.


By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Sotheby Sale of Moore Collection, no. 348 (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. 1474): September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1526.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.04 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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