Obol of Kyzikos with forepart of boar

Greek
Late Archaic Period
Early 5th century B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1572.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.79 gm.

Accession Number

04.933

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of boar jumping to left; beaded line at edge of body.
At right, tunny fish head up.
Reverse: In incuse square head of lion to left, tongue protruding.
Inscription In upper left corner.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund