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Stater of Kyzikos with Herakles and tunny fish

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Obverse: Nude bearded Herakles kneeling on right knee to right, club raised above his head in right hand, bow and arrows in extended left hand. At left, tunny fish head up. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

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. 1480); 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. 1462.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.14 gm.

Accession Number

04.1329

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins