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Stater of Kyzikos with Siren holding tunny fish

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Obverse: Harpy with curled wing standing to left holding a tunny fish by the tail in right hand. From the top of her head come two taenia cords, or sprays of leaves. Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884:Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 752 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1518); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–500 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1441.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.1364

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins