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Stater of Kyzikos with Tyrannicides above tunny fish

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Obverse: The Tyrannicides (Harmodios and Aristogeiton) hasten to right; the front one is unbearded, and holds sword in lowered right hand and left arm is extended with chlamys; the back one wears a crested helmet and lowers his right hand (with sword?). Tunny fish to right below. Reverse:...

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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. 1495); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 400 B.C.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1496.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins