Tetradrachm of Kyzikos with head of Kore Soteira

Greek
Classical Period
389–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1574.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 14.88 gm.

Accession Number

01.5536

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Kora Soteira to left, wearing wreath of wheat, pendant earring, plain necklace with a single pendant in front, and veil.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Lion’s head to left, with protruding tongue.
Line of dots at back of head; below, tunny to left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund