Stater of Kyzikos with winged male monster holding tunny fish
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1457.
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 15.98 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Nude winged male monster with lion’s head and tail and curling wings, kneeling on left knee to left, head to right, a tunny fish held up by the tail in right hand, left hand on his hip.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.
By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale (Paris), no. 1376 (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. 1471); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund