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Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling male figure holding tunny fish

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Obverse: Nude winged male form kneeling on left knee to left, right hand raised, a tunny fish held by the tail in extended left hand. He wears a pilos. 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. 1473); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, Before 550 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1401.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 16.16 gm.

Accession Number

04.1322

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins