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Stater of Kyzikos with Herakles above tunny fish

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Obverse: Nude youthful Herakles kneeling on right knee to right, club in lowered right hand, bow in extended left hand. Tunny fish to right below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 754 (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. 1478); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 500–460 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1481.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.1327

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins