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Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling Zeus and tunny fish

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Obverse: Zeus kneeling to right on tunny fish to right; a mantle is about his knees, his right hand is on an erect sceptre and an eagle is flying from his extended left hand. Tunny fish to right below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type.


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. 1422); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1530.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 15.89 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins