Stater of Kyzikos with conjoined heads of lion and ram above tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
about 500–450 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1422.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.12 gm.

Accession Number

04.1387

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Double head; to left a lion with mouth open, tongue protruding; to right a ram.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse square.

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. 1543); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund