Stater of Kyzikos with head of Amazon and tunny fish

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


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1449.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 16.07 gm.

Accession Number

04.1338

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Amazon to left in cap with raised curled wings, the hair behind in beaded lines.
Behind the head, a tunny fish diagonally, head down.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 753 (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.1490); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund