Stater of Kyzikos with Europa seated on bull above tunny fish

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


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1477.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.1277

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Europa riding to left on bull, her right hand grasping its horns, her left hand on its back.
Tunny below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, surface granulated.

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. 1426); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund