Stater of Kyzikos with lion attacking stag above tunny fish

Classical Period
about 420 B.C.

Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 152.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 15.94 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Lion to left, attacking a kneeling stag to left.
Below, a tunny also to left.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, granulated.


This coin seems to have been in E. P. Warren's collection (loaned by him to MFA in 1925 as 594.25, sent to the Metropolitan Museum in 1931 and not acquired by that institution); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 471); purchased at the Münzen und Medaiien auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Company, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Company, September 17, 1959, for $ 5,457.85 (this is the total price for 59.483-59.489)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour