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Stater of Kyzikos with winged male monster holding tunny fish

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Obverse: Nude winged male monster with lion's head and tail and curling wings, kneeling on left knee to left, head to right, a tunny fish held up by the tail in right hand, left hand on his hip. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale (Paris), no. 1376 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1471); 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. 1457.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.98 gm.

Accession Number

04.1320

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins