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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, wreath of wheat ears, earring and necklace. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Half-draped Apollo seated to left, on an omphalos; his left arm rests on a large lyre, and the extended right hand holds a phiale. Tunny to left...

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Provenance

August 1, 1961: 61.642-61.645 acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule in the art market on behalf of MFA for $ 2000- with discretionary funds voted in advance by the Committee on the Collections; accessioned by MFA, September 20, 1961

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. 154.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.44 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.642

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins