Stater of Kyzikos with seated sphinx and tunny fish
about 530–500 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 145.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, April 9, 1959, for
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour