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Stater of Kyzikos with Helios and foreparts of horses above tunny fish

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Obverse: Helios radiate, kneeling to right between two horses. Below, a tunny-fish to right. Reverse: Incuse square of mill-sail pattern.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, no. 498 (according to Brett catalogue entry); date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1515.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

97.403

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins