Stater of Kyzikos with two eagles above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1535.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.1290

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Two eagles, wings closed, stand facing each other on omphalos decked with fillets.
Tunny fish to right below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, surface 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. 1440); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund