1/6 stater of Kyzikos with winged creature and tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
Before 550 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1398.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1424

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Winged creature (lion?) standing to right, the right forepaw on tail of diagonally placed tunny fish.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, granulated.

Provenance

1894: Sotheby Sale (Well-known Collector), no. 247 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1580); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund