Stater of Kyzikos with forepart of sphinx above tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1427.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.00 gm.

Accession Number

04.1369

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of standing sphinx to left, both curled wings raised, stephane in hair, right forepaw raised.
Tunny fish below to left.
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. 1525); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund