Stater of Kyzikos with lion above tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1442.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.95 gm.

Accession Number

04.1374

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion with large mane standing to left, tail up, head turned to show the top, and forepaws as if holding prey.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type.

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. 1530); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund