Stater of Kyzikos with warrior and tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1490.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.1357

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude youth kneeling to right on right knee, holding an arrow in both hands as if to test it; he wears crested Corinthian helmet.
A tunny fish head down, behind him.
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. 1511); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund