1/12 stater of Kyzikos with lion (?) above tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1444.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 1.28 gm.

Accession Number

04.1376

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion with large mane standing to left, tail up, head turned to show the top, and forepaws as if holding prey.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Regling did not list this as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund