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Tetradrachm of Kyzikos with head of Kore Soteira

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Obverse: Head of Kore Soteira to left with wreath of grain, earring, and plain necklace; hair in sphendone with triangular end below. Above, [inscription]. Reverse: Head of lion to left with tongue protruding, beaded line at edge of neck. Tunny fish to left below, and at right a bee. Around,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 389–330 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1576.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.936

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins