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Stater of Kyzikos with upper body of winged woman holding tunny fish

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Obverse: Forepart of a Harpy (?) erect to left with curled wings, sleeve-chiton, earring, and double bracelet on left arm, raising left hand to chin and holding up tunny fish by the tail in right hand. Triple line, middle one beaded, below body. Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse.

Provenance

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. 1519); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1448.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.1365

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins