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Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling youth holding tunny fish

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Obverse: Nude man kneeling on right knee to right on a line, a knife in lowered left hand, a tunny fish to right in extended left hand. 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. 1506); 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.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1479.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.1353

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins