Stater of Kyzikos with head of Dionysos above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
400–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1558.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 15.95 gm.

Accession Number

04.1305

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Dionysos to left, crowned with ivy leaves and berries; the hair falls loose on the neck.
Tunny fish to left below.
Revers: Quadripartite incuse square; mill sail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ashburnham Collection; 1895: Sotheby Sale of Ashburnham Collection, pl. IV, 136 (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. 1456); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund