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Stater of Kyzikos with sphinx and tunny fish

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Obverse: Sphinx standing to left on a tunny, with right fore paw raised. Head archaic, with long, dotted hair, a flower? projecting from it, wing curled, tail ending in round dot. Reverse: Incuse square of the mill-sail pattern, deeply impressed.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 500–460 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1456.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

01.5528

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins