Stater of Kyzikos with winged male monster holding tunny fish

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–460 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1457.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.98 gm.

Accession Number

04.1320

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude winged male monster with lion’s head and tail and curling wings, kneeling on left knee to left, head to right, a tunny fish held up by the tail in right hand, left hand on his hip.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale (Paris), no. 1376 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1471); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund