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Stater of Kyzikos with warrior and tunny fish

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Obverse: Nude youth kneeling to right on right knee, holding an arrow in both hands as if to test it; he wears crested Corinthian helmet. A tunny fish head down, behind him. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

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. 1511); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1490.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.1357

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins