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Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling Apollo above tunny fish

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Obverse: Nude Apollo kneeling right on right knee, wreathed, with bow in left hand, watching effect of a shot; his right arm hangs down his side. Below: tunny to right. Reverse: Mill-sail incuse, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ferdinand Bompois Collection; auction of the Ferdinand Bompois Collection, l'Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Rue Drouot 5, Paris, January 16-21, 1882, lot 1372 (pl. 5); 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. 1437); received by MFA in exchange for another coin, September 8, 1904

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1519.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.04 gm.

Accession Number

04.1601

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins