Tetradrachm of Kyzikos with head of Kore Soteira

Greek
Hellenistic Period
280–200 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1579.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 13.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.939

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Kore Soteira to left with wreath of grain, earring and bead necklace; hair in sphendone with tip below.
Traces of letters above.
Reverse: Apollo seated in partial profile to left, on omphalos with fillets, right hand out with phiale, left hand on large lyre, seen from behind, on ground at right; a mantle is about his knees.
At left below, prow of ship.
Inscription in Greek at left and right above Apollo’s head.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund