Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling Silenos above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1506.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.1312

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude bearded Silenos kneeling on right knee to right, with horse’s ear and tail, pouring from a large amphora in left hand into kantharos in right hand.
Tunny fish to right below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Late Collector Collection; 1900: Sotheby Sale (Late Collector), pl. VII, 318 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund