Stater of Kyzikos with head of Attis above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1522.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.09 gm.

Accession Number

04.1319

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Attis unbearded to right in Phrygian cap of which the bottom appears under his chin, and with neck band.
Tunny fish to right below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

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. 1470); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund