1/6 stater of Kyzikos with Triton and tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1425.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.66 gm.

Accession Number

95.144

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Triton, with the head, body and arms of a man and tail of a fish; profile to left, holding a wreath in his left hand.
Below, a tunny fish.
Reverse: Incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Carfrae collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 201); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; February 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund