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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.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 15.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.1273

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins