1/6 stater of Kyzikos with head of Silenos and tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1424.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.66 gm.

Accession Number

04.1314

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Satyr face (no neck) full front with horse’s ears, hair and beard in beaded lines, tongue protruding.
On both sides of the face a tunny fish tail down.
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. 1465); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund