Stater of Kyzikos with sphinx above tunny fish

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


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1450.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.15 gm.

Accession Number

04.1367

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx crouching to left, curled wings, right forepaw raised. A fillet confines the hair (beaded lines) and a flower springs from the top of her head.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse.

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. 1522); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund