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Stater of Kyzikos with lion attacking stag above tunny fish

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Obverse: Lion to left, attacking a kneeling stag to left. Below, a tunny also to left. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, granulated.

Provenance

This coin seems to have been in E. P. Warren's collection (loaned by him to MFA in 1925 as 594.25, sent to the Metropolitan Museum in 1931 and not acquired by that institution); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 471); purchased at the Münzen und Medaiien auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Company, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Company, September 17, 1959, for $ 5,457.85 (this is the total price for 59.483-59.489)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 420 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 152.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 15.94 gm.

Accession Number

59.485

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins