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Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling warrior and tunny fish

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Obverse: Nude youth kneeling on right knee to left, holding an arrow in both hands as if to test it. A bow hangs from his right wrist and he wears a crested Corinthinan helmet. at right, tunny upwards. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.


By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale (Paris), no. 1373 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1512); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 500–460 B.C.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1484.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 15.93 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins