Stater of Kyzikos with head of Aphrodite above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
about 400–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1553.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 15.88 gm.

Accession Number

04.1300

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to left with high stephane, leaf over forehead, hair in roll, and earring.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; 1902: purchased from Canon Greenwell by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1451); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund