Stater of Kyzikos with Tyrannicides above tunny fish
about 400 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1496.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund