Tridrachm of Kyzikos with head of Kore Soteira
about 280 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 154.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.44 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Kore Soteira to left, wearing half sphendone, wreath of wheat ears, earring and necklace.
Reverse: Half-draped Apollo seated to left, on an omphalos; his left arm rests on a large lyre, and the extended right hand holds a phiale. Tunny to left beneath feet.
Inscription in left and right fields. Monogram at left.
August 1, 1961: 61.642-61.645 acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule in the art market on behalf of MFA for $ 2000- with discretionary funds voted in advance by the Committee on the Collections; accessioned by MFA, September 20, 1961
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour