Stater of Kyzikos with winged animal-headed deity holding tunny fish

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 500–450 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1458.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.98 gm.

Accession Number

13.210

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude, winged, deity with human body, lion’s head and tail and curling wings, running left in kneeling-running pose, head to right, jaws open, tongue protruding. A tunny fish held up by the tail in his right hand, left hand on his hip.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 2, 1913: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912