Stater of Kyzikos with griffin above tunny fish

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–460 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1455.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.1416

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin standing to left with curled wing, mouth open, tail and right forepaw raised.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale (Paris), no. 1365 (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. 1572); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund