Stater of Kyzikos with Lapith and centaur in combat above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
400–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1547.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 15.99 gm.

Accession Number

04.1342

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude Lapith to left kneeling on back of bearded centaur to right which sinks to the ground and pushes his head away with left hand. The Lapith is strangling him with left hand and holds sword behind his back in right hand.
Tunny fish to right below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

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. 1494); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund