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Stater of Kyzikos with two heads of tunny fish above third tunny fish

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Obverse: Heads of two tunny-fish facing left and right, back to back, above whole tunny-fish right. Reverse: Irregular incuse.


By date unknown: Collection of Vicomte de Sartiges (Paris); by 1939: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch (according to a letter from A. B. Brett, Hirsch had bought the de Sartiges collection); purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, March 9, 1939 for $ 185.00

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, Before 550 B.C.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1393.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 16.19 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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