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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.


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.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.93 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins