Stater of Kyzikos with Demeter above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
400–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1544.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.1283

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Persephone kneeling on left knee to left; she wears long chiton and loosely draped himation, in right hand are three ears of wheat, and her raised left hand. grasps a small tree (?)
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, surface 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. 1433); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund