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Stater of Kyzikos with youth holding tunny fish in each hand

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Obverse: Nude youth kneeling on left knee to left, a tunny fish held by the taill in right hand before him, and a second in left hand, behind him. Hair in beaded lines. 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. 1505); 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. 1478.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.1352

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins