Stater of Kyzikos with head of Kore Soteira above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
400–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1555.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.97 gm.

Accession Number

04.1282

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Kore Soteira to right with crown of grain leaves, earring, and sphendone which falls like a veil behind the head.
Tunny fish to right below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, surface granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896 Montagu Sale, pl. VII 513 (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. 1432); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund