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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.


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.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.18 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins