1/6 stater of Kyzikos with Poseidon, dolphin, and tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1516.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.62 gm.

Accession Number

04.1279

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude Poseidon kneeling to right, chlamys over his left shoulder, a fish in extended right hand, and trident in lowered left hand.
Tunny fish to right below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill sail type.

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. 1428); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund