1/6 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. 1443.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.66 gm.

Accession Number

04.1375

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: Fourpart square incuse.

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. 1531); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund