1/6 stater of Kyzikos with forepart of winged lioness and tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1438.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.57 gm.

Accession Number

04.1386

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of lioness to left with curled wings, right forepaw raised. Beaded line at edge of body.
At right upwards tunny fish.
Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse square.

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. 1542); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund