Stater of Kyzikos with Silenos holding tunny fish

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


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1461.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 16.14 gm.

Accession Number

04.1310

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude Silenos kneeling on left knee to left, with horse’s ear and tail, left hand on knee, a tunny fish held by the tail in outstretched right hand. The hair is in beaded lines.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail 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. 1461); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund