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Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling youth and tunny fish

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Obverse: Nude youth kneeling on left knee to left, a crested Corinthian helmet in right hand before him, a scabbard with sword in lowered left hand behind. Tunny fish to left below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 745 (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. 1509); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1483.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 15.85 gm.

Accession Number

04.1356

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins