Stater of Kyzikos with kneeling Hermes above tunny fish
about 450–400 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1551.
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.06 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Hermes kneeling on right knee to right, his right hand inside a hydria which stands before him, a kerykeion in left hand; he wears a petasos and a chlamys.
Tunny fish to right below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, mill-sail type, granulated.
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. 1454); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund