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Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling Silenos above tunny fish

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Obverse: Nude bearded Silenos kneeling on right knee to right, with horse's ear and tail, pouring from a large amphora in left hand into kantharos in right hand. Tunny fish to right below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.


By date unknown: Late Collector Collection; 1900: Sotheby Sale (Late Collector), pl. VII, 318 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1506.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.06 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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