Stater of Kyzikos with Perseus holding head of Medusa above tunny fish

Greek
Classical Period
about 400 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1548.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.50 gm.

Accession Number

31.967

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Perseus, with head turned back over right shoulder, kneeling on tunny fish and holding head of Medusa.
Reverse: Quadripartite mill-sail incuse square, granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y.; December 3, 1931: purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch for $ 1500-

Credit Line

Percival S. Howe Fund and William Alfred Paine Fund