Stater of Kyzikos with head of Athena above tunny fish

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


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1446.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.1292

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to left in crested helmet with cheekpieces lowered; dotted hair turned up on neck.
Below, tunny to left.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois sale (Paris), no. 1369 (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. 1443); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund