1/6 stater of Kyzikos with kneeling Orestes above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1533.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.1337

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Orestes unbearded kneeling on left knee to left, sword in right hand, left hand on omphalos with taeniae; he wears a chlamys.
Tunny fish to left below.
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; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund