Stater of Kyzikos with forepart of winged bull above tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1439.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 15.97 gm.

Accession Number

04.1390

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of bull with curled wings, jumping to left.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Collection; 1878: Cat. Sotheby (Subhi Sale), no. 763 (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. 1546); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund