Stater of Kyzikos with Tyrannicides above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
about 400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1496.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.1343

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: The Tyrannicides (Harmodios and Aristogeiton) hasten to right; the front one is unbearded, and holds a sword in lowered right hand and left arm is extended with chlamys; the back one wears a crested helmet and lowers his right hand (with sword?).
Tunny fish to right below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail 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. 1495); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund