Stater of Kyzikos with Ge holding Erichthonios above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1500.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm; weight: 16.04 gm.

Accession Number

04.1298

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Figure of woman to right (only shown from hips up) holding out a naked boy to right with band about his breast and hands outstretched (Ge and Ericthonios). She wears chiton with overfold and her hair is in a sphendone.
Tunny fish to right below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois sale (Paris), no. 1378 (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. 1449); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund