Stater of Kyzikos with sphinx and tunny fish
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1456.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Sphinx standing to left on a tunny, with right fore paw raised. Head archaic, with long, dotted hair, a flower? projecting from it, wing curled, tail ending in round dot.
Reverse: Incuse square of the mill-sail pattern, deeply impressed.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund