Stater of Kyzikos with Gorgoneion above tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1445.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 16.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.1340

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Medusa full front with flying serpent locks and tongue protruding.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, 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.1492); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund