Stater of Kyzikos with Ge above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1534.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.95 gm.

Accession Number

04.1284

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Figure of Ge full front from hips up, rising from the earth, her head to left. She wears a girdled chiton, necklace, earring and wreath of grain leaves. In her lowered right hand are two bunches of grapes and one leaf.
Behind her, ears of corn; below, a tunny fish to left.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, surface 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. 1434); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund