Stater of Kyzikos with male head and tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
about 390–360 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1561.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.1347

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded male head to right with bald head and luarel crown. (Portrait of Timotheos?)
Tunny fish to right below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1500: with previous provenance of: Cat. Sotheby, Thomas [1844], no. 1912; Northwick Sale [1859], no. 955; and Paravey Sale [1879], no. 187); July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund