Stater of Kyzikos with winged animal-headed deity holding tunny fish
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 500–450 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1458.
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.98 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Nude, winged, deity with human body, lion’s head and tail and curling wings, running left in kneeling-running pose, head to right, jaws open, tongue protruding. A tunny fish held up by the tail in his right hand, left hand on his hip.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 2, 1913: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912