Tridrachm (?) of Kyzikos with head of Kore Soteira

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 280 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Kyzikos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 153.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.82 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.486

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Kore Soteira to left, wearing half sphendone and wreath of wheat ears, also a necklace and earring.
Inscription around.
Reverse: Half-draped Apollo seated to right on omphalos, phiale in extended right hand and large kithara in left. In the field to right, a monogram. In exergue, a tunny to right.
Inscription around.

Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 473); purchased at the Münzen und Medaiien auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Company, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Company, September 17, 1959, for $ 5,457.85 (this is the total price for 59.483-59.489)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour