Stater of Kyzikos with ram above tunny fish

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1419.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.1399

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Ram sinking on front knees to left head to right.
Tunny fish to left below.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type.

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Collection; 1878: Cat. Sotheby (Subhi Pacha Collection), no. 1149 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1555); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund