Stater of Kyzikos with seated sphinx and tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
about 530–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 145.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

59.252

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx seated to left, with curved wings and long-stemmed lotus on top of head. At left, tunny upwards.
Reverse: Quadripartite mill-sail incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, April 9, 1959, for
$ 1,190.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour