Stater of Kyzikos with head of Athena and tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1432.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.1294

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to left in Corinthian helmet, the hair in beaded lines behind.
At right tunny fish.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, irregular mill-sail type.

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. 1445); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund