Tridrachm of Kyzikos with head of Kore Soteira

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 280 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 154.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.44 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.642

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Kore Soteira to left, wearing half sphendone, wreath of wheat ears, earring and necklace.
Inscription around.
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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour