Stater of Kyzikos with Dionysos and tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
400–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1541.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.1306

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youthful Dionysos seated to left, supporting himself on left elbow, and holding out kantharos in right hand; on the seat is a panther skin, about his knees is a mantle, by the neck is the end of a fillet, and before his knees the upper end of a thyrsos (?).
Tunny fish to left below.
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. 1457); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund