1/6 stater of Kyzikos with Herakles and tunny fish

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–460 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1463.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.67 gm.

Accession Number

11.1806

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Herakles, in running-kneeling pose to right with club in raised right hand, bow in left.
Tunny upright in field at left.
Reverse: Mill-sail incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1481); 1911:

purchased by MFA for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Brett noted: not from Greenwell Coll.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund