Stater of Kyzikos with forepart of man-faced bull and tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1491.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.1317

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of bull with bearded human face crouching to right.
At left, tunny fish, tail down.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale of Whittall Collection, no. 748 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1468); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund