Stater of Kyzikos with forepart of lioness and tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1416.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.05 gm.

Accession Number

04.1378

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of lioness to left, head turned to be seen from on top, forepaws as if holding prey; beaded line at end of body.
Tunny fish head up at right.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type.

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. 1534); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund