Stater of Kyzikos with head of Aktaion above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
460–400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1510.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 16.00 gm.

Accession Number

04.1291

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Aktaion to left with stag’s horns.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, surface granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby sale of Whittall Collection, no. 747 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1442); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund