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Stater of Kyzikos with lion and tunny fish

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Obverse: Lion standing to right on a tunny, with his tail wound around his right hind leg, biting a sword, the handle of which he holds in his right forepaw, bending the blade with his left. Reverse: Incuse square of the mill-sail pattern.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1502.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 15.82 gm.

Accession Number

01.5530

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins