Stater of Kyzikos with griffin above tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1437.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.1417

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Collection; 1878: Subhi Sale, no. 766 (according to Regling but not cited by 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. 1573); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund