Stater of Kyzikos with Skylla and tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1495.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 15.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.282

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Skylla, left; a dog’s head issues from each shoulder; she ends in the tail of a fish. Her hair is tied in a knot behind; she wears a loose-sleeved chiton without skirt; she holds a tunny by its tail in her right. Beneath, tunny left.
Reverse: Mill-sail incuse, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: with M. J. R. Fothergill; June 1904: purchased from Fothergill by Edward Perry Warren; November 10, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for £ 61

Credit Line

Susan W. Farwell Bequest Fund