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Stater of Kyzikos with Perseus holding head of Medusa above tunny fish

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Obverse: Perseus, with head turned back over right shoulder, kneeling on tunny fish and holding head of Medusa. Reverse: Quadripartite mill-sail incuse square, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y.; December 3, 1931: purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch for $ 1500-

Credit Line

Percival S. Howe Fund and William Alfred Paine Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1548.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.50 gm.

Accession Number

31.967

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins