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Stater of Kyzikos with seated sphinx and tunny fish

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Obverse: Sphinx seated to left, with curved wings and long-stemmed lotus on top of head. At left, tunny upwards. Reverse: Quadripartite mill-sail incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, April 9, 1959, for $ 1,190.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–500 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 145.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

59.252

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins