1/6 stater of Kyzikos with kneeling centaur above tunny fish

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


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 148.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.62 gm.

Accession Number

59.292

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Centaur kneeling to left, looking right, holding an uprooted tree in both hands. Below, a tunny to left.
Reverse: Quadripartite mill-sail incuse.

Provenance

By 1959: with AG Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 24, 1959, lot 245); purchased at the Hess-Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 14, 1959, for $ 1,789.55 (this is the total price for 59.287-59.292)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour