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Stater of Kyzikos with Herakles and Iphikles

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Obverse: Child Herakles at left kneeling on both knees to left strangling serpents with both hands; child Iphikles at right on ground supporting himself to right on left arm, right hand outstretched as if in supplication. Tunny fish to left below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail...

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Provenance

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. 1477); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1531.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.1326

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins