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Stater of Kyzikos with infant Dionysos above tunny fish

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Obverse: Dionysos nude, crouching full front, kantharos in right hand, left hand on erect thyrsos with fillets. Tunny fish to left below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail 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. 1459); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–330 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1567.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.04 gm.

Accession Number

04.1308

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins