Mysia, Kyzikos, Electrum Stater

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Mysia, Kyzikos (c. 550-500 BC). Electrum Stater. Obverse: Female wild boar standing left, tunny fish below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square. (Von Fritze 45, pl. I, 46; Greenwell 136, pl. V,…
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Description

Mysia, Kyzikos (c. 550-500 BC).

Electrum Stater.

Obverse: Female wild boar standing left, tunny fish below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

(Von Fritze 45, pl. I, 46; Greenwell 136, pl. V, 30).

Good Very Fine. Well centred.

16.21g.

The electrum coinage of Kyzikos features an impressive variety of designs inspired by all manner of gods, goddesses, animals and mythical tales from the ancient world. This piece, depicting a wild boar, appears in two varieties; male and female. This example is the latter, and rarer, of the two.

Specification

Periodc 550 - 500 BC
Datec. 550-500 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Denomination

Stater

Coin Ruler

Cyzicus

Country

Asia Minor

Coin House

Mysia

Metal

Electrum

ReferencesVon Fritze 45, pl. I, 46; Greenwell 136, pl. V, 30
Weight16.21 g

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