Tetradrachm of Kyzikos with head of Kore Soteira

Greek
Classical Period
389–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1576.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.936

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Kore Soteira to left with wreath of grain, earring, and plain necklace; hair in sphendone with triangular end below.
Inscription in Greek above and behind head.
Reverse: Head of lion to left with tongue protruding, beaded line at edge of neck.
Tunny fish to left below, and at right a bee.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund