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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.


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.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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