Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling warrior and tunny fish

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–460 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1484.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 15.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.1358

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude youth kneeling on right knee to left, holding an arrow in both hands as if to test it. A bow hangs from his right wrist and he wears a crested Corinthinan helmet.
At right, tunny upwards.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale (Paris), no. 1373 (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. 1512); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund