Stater of Kyzikos with Aphrodite and Eros above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
400–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1566.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.1301

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Aphrodite standing full front, head to right, her hair falling over her breast; she wears a necklace and a mantle held about her hips by right hand, and her left arm is clasped by the small nude Eros at her left.
Tunny fish no longer visible.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, granulated.

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. 1452); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund