Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling Apollo above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1519.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.04 gm.

Accession Number

04.1601

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude Apollo kneeling right on right knee, wreathed, with bow in left hand, watching effect of a shot; his right arm hangs down his side.
Below: tunny to right.
Reverse: Mill-sail incuse, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ferdinand Bompois Collection; auction of the Ferdinand Bompois Collection, l'Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Rue Drouot 5, Paris, January 16-21, 1882, lot 1372 (pl. 5); 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. 1437); received by MFA in exchange for another coin, September 8, 1904

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund