Stater of Kyzikos with hoplite runner and tunny fish
about 460–400 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1497.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.11 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Nude, youthful warrior, bending to right, his right arm extended in front of him, feet close together. [Hoplitodromos?] He wears a crested Corinthian helmet, and carries a round shield on his left arm. In front of him a tunny, head down.
Reverse: Incuse square of the mill-sail pattern.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund