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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #800

Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater

ca 460-400 BC. EL Stater (15.97g, 12h). Warrior, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, kneeling right, checking the straightness of his arrow, bow hung over his left wrist; tunny downward behind / Quadripartite incuse punch. VF.

This type is part of a sub-series of Kyzikene staters that depict a warrior, in this case an archer, in the various stages of preparing his equipment for battle (Von Fritze I 115-117). It is not known whether this sub-series depicts any particular hero from mythology.

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City/Mint name:Kyzikos EL
Rating (27 votes):11111
Keywords:electrum / classical
References:Von Fritze I 117; Greenwell 93; Traite pl. CLXXIV, 10; Boston MFA 1490; SNG France 263; BMC Mysia pg. 30, 79; cf. SNG Cop. Supp. 301 (type L); SNG von Aulock -
Valuation:CNG Triton VIII (1/2005), lot 369 ($3,750 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:60 KiB
Date added:Jan 31, 2005
Dimensions:500 x 265 pixels
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