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Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling Hermes above tunny fish

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Obverse: Hermes kneeling on right knee to right, his right hand inside a hydria which stands before him, a kerykeion in left hand; he wears a petasos and a chlamys. Tunny fish to right 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. 1454); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1551.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.1303

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins