Stater of Kyzikos with youth holding tunny fish in each hand

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


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1478.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.1352

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude youth kneeling on left knee to left, a tunny fish held by the taill in right hand before him, and a second in left hand, behind him. Hair in beaded lines.
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. 1505); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund