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Coin ID #13239

Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater

ca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g, 10mm). Prow of galley left terminating in forepart of winged hound or wolf; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Very rare. Carr coll.

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City/Mint name:Kyzikos EL
Keywords:electrum / archaic / classical
References:Nomisma VII 80 (stater); Hurter-Liewald II 80
Valuation:Naumann Auc. 44 (8/2016), lot 207 (EUR 475 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Numismatik Naumann GmbH -
Filesize:99 KiB
Date added:Aug 31, 2016
Dimensions:800 x 406 pixels
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Adrian   [Oct 13, 2016 at 01:35 AM]
William Greenwell, in his 1887 tome entitled: The electrum coinage of Cyzicus, notes only a stater of this type and offers the following speculation: "The expedition of the Argonauts plays an important part in the mythical history of Cyzicus, and the prow represented on the stater is probably that of the ship Argo" (pp. 124-125).

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