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Tridrachm (?) of Kyzikos with head of Kore Soteira

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Obverse: Head of Kore Soteira to left, wearing half sphendone and wreath of wheat ears, also a necklace and earring. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Half-draped Apollo seated to right on omphalos, phiale in extended right hand and large kithara in left. In the field to right, a...

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Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 473); purchased at the Münzen und Medaiien auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Company, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Company, September 17, 1959, for $ 5,457.85 (this is the total price for 59.483-59.489)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 280 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 153.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.82 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.486

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins