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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Kyzikos (BC 334) EL Stater3427 viewsca 334 BC. EL Stater (16.02g, 12h). Eleutheria seated left on rock, holding wreath in right hand; tunny below, ΕΛΕΥ-ΘΕΡΙ in two lines on rock / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare. Fielder Coll.

This specimen bears an inscription, 'Eleutheria" (Freedom), that makes clear the intent of the type: to celebrate a liberation. Several different victories have been suggested, but the presence of a coin of this type in the Prinkipo Hoard, buried circa 334 BC, in conjunction with gold staters of Philip II, clearly suggests that the victory in question is Alexander's first defeat of the Persians at the river Granikos in 334 BC. The Granikos was located just to the south and west of Kyzikos, and Alexander's victory liberated Kyzikos from Persian control. Thus, not only is this a very rare stater from Kyzikos, it also represents the first coin struck as a direct result of Alexander's campaign to conquer the world, predating even Alexander's own coinage.
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Kyzikos (BC 400-330) EL 1/6 Stater568 viewsca 380 BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Diademed head of Poseidon left, with trident over left shoulder; below, tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Of the highest rarity, apparently only the second specimen known. Extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 400-330) EL Stater1330 viewsca 400-330 BC. EL Stater (16.12g). Laureate and bearded head right; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. A Classical portrait of great power. Extremely rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 400-330) EL Stater1555 viewsca 380 BC. EL Stater (16.03g). Bearded and horned head of Silenus (or Pan) left, wearing ivy wreath; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse square with granular surfaces. Rare. A stunning portrait of late Classical style and a lovely reddish tone. Insignificant flan crack, otherwise EF.

Ex Sotheby’s sale 3/1996, 109; Star Coll. This stater speaks to the relations between Cyzicus and its great trading partner, Panticapaeum, where numerous Cyzicene staters have been found, testifying to their broad circulation in Crimea. This arresting Pan-Silenus head seems to have been borrowed from the obverse of the gold staters of Panticapaeum, which were issued in great quantity from ca 350-320 BC; if the stater predates that period, the motif may be inspired by other art from Panticapaeum. There is ample evidence of the relation of these two cities as supplier and consumer of gold. It has been suggested that the main supply of gold for Cyzicene staters was the rich mines of the Ural mountains.
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Kyzikos (BC 400-330) EL Stater1185 viewsca 400-330 BC. EL Stater (16.07g). Cow standing left, head turned back, suckling calf; tunny-fish below / Quadripartite incuse square. Very rare. Struck on a broad flan and complete, EF.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/24 Stater819 views5th-4th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.69g). Zeus Aëtophoros kneeling right on tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare as a 1/24 stater. Ex CNG XXVII (9/1993), lot 555.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater896 viewsca 450-375 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.41g). Zeus Aetophoros kneeling right on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Unpublished as a hekte. Ex CNG 57 (4/2001), lot 378.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater778 viewsca 420-350 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.70g). Cerberus standing left, tunny fish below / "Windmill-sail" incuse. VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater 716 viewsca 410-380 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.65g). Dionysos, wearing himation, reclining left on rock decorated with panther-skin, holding kantharos; tunny fish below / "Windmill-sail" incuse. EF.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater 658 views5th-4th century BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.71g). Figure, wearing armor and holding transverse scepter, standing left [on tunny?], in pose of acclamation / Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished. VF, lightly toned, some die rust on obverse. Unique.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater759 views5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.64g). Bull, with filleted horns, standing right, head left, on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare, the second or third known. Ex CNG 57 (3/2001), lot 379.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater808 views5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.67g). Herakles and his brother, Iphikles, both nude, kneeling on tunny, fighting Hera’s serpents / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare in this denomination. Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 96 (6/1999), lot 158.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater708 views5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.65g). Nike, holding aplustre, kneeling left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Well centered.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater703 views5th-4th century BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Silenos crouching right on tunny right, supporting amphora on left leg and with left hand pouring wine into cup he holds in his right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, underlying luster. Extremely rare as a hekte.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater597 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (9mm, 2.56g). Three-quarter facing head of Apollo, head turned slightly right / Quadripartite incuse. VF. Unrecorded as a Hekte?
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater436 views5th-4th century BC. EL Hekte (2.5g, 11mm). Head of youth left; [below, tunny left] / Quadripartite incuse square. Banker mark on obverse (behind neck), gVF. Rare denomination for issue.

While the staters of this issue are relatively common, the sixth staters are particularly rare. Weber notes that at the time of its publication, the only other example known was in the Bibliothèque Nationale. This may have been in error as a sixth stater is not present in SNG France.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater302 views5th-4th century BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (9mm, 2.49g). Kithara; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Fine. Very rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater330 viewsca 380 BC. EL Hekte (2.63g). Naked Kabir wearing pileus and chlamys kneeling left over ram, which he is about to stab with knife held in right hand, while holding up the head of the ram with his left; below, tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Of the highest rarity. A very interesting and finely executed representation, light reddish tone and extremely fine. Ex Spink 114 (1996), 57.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL Stater747 views5th-4th century BC. EL Stater (15.99g). Triptolemos in chariot of winged serpents right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, lightly toned. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL Stater487 viewsca 400 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.02g). Diademed head of Aphrodite left with flower on forehead; below, tunny fish left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL Stater400 views5th-­4th century BC. EL Stater (15.87g). Lapith kneeling on back of fallen centaur right; strangling him with left arm and holding sword in right hand, while the centaur seizes the Lapith’s head with his left hand and punches him at side with his right; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Exceedingly rare, only few specimens known. Struck on a full flan and about extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 440-430) EL Stater1153 viewsca 440-430 BC. EL Stater (16.08g, 21mm). Head of Athena facing three-quarters right with triple-crested Attic helmet, hair in heavy, twisted locks on either side of the head; below tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square with slightly granulated fields. Rare. Excellent style. Well centered. Irregular, triangular flan. EF.
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Kyzikos (BC 450-430) EL Stater1337 viewsca 450-430 BC. EL Stater (15.90g). Lion crouching left on tunny, head three-quarters facing / Four-part incuse square. Very rare variety. Insignificant scratch on obv. Extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 450-430) EL Stater262 viewsca 450-430 BC. EL Stater (16.00g). Orestes kneeling left, holding sword and resting left arm on omphalos; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF. Ex New York Sale IV (1/2002), lot 188.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/12 Stater585 viewsca 450-400 BC. EL Hemihekte (). Head of Attis right, wearing ornamented Phrygian cap, [tunny fish below] / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely Rare - possibly only the third known specimen.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/24 Stater405 views5th-4th century BC. EL Twenty-forth Stater (6mm, 0.64g). Head of Attis right, wearing Phrygian cap; [below, tunny right] / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare denomination, apparently the third known.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/6 Stater911 viewsCirca 460-400 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.65g). Warrior, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, kneeling left, checking the straightness of his arrow, bow hung over his left wrist; tunny downward behind / Quadripartite incuse punch. RR! EF. Ex. Hirsch 169 (1991), lot 382.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/6 Stater1023 viewsca 480-410 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Owl standing right, head facing, tunny below / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/6 Stater1124 views460-400 BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Bee with straight wings, seen from above; tunny fish below / Quadripartite granulated incuse square. Good VF, a few scuff marks. A previously unknown type, apparently unpublished in any denomination.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/6 Stater354 viewsca 450-400 BC. EL Hekte (2.7g). Head of Attis right, wearing a Phyrgian cap / Quadripartite incuse square. aEF.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/6 Stater523 viewsca 5th-4th century BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Head of Attis right, wearing jeweled Phrygian cap / Mill sail incuse. EF. Ex Leu 76 (10/1999), lot 147; ex Munzen und Medaillen XXI (6/1970), lot 143.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater1126 viewsca 460-400 BC. EL Stater (15.97g). Triton left, holding tunny in right hand; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse square, granulated. VF, light scratch in obverse field, well struck. Extremely rare, only the second recorded example.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater1070 viewsca 460-400 BC. EL Stater (16.07g). Bull, head lowered, standing right on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square, granulated. Choice VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater1507 viewsca 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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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater987 viewsca 450 BC. EL Stater (19mm, 16.09g). Helios kneeling right within biga, tunny fish below / Quadripartite incuse square with slightly granulated fields. EF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater 760 viewsca 460-400 BC. EL Stater (15.82g). Kabeiros, wearing pilos and chlamys, sacrificing ram to left; tunny fish below / "Windmill-sail" incuse. Attractive mythological type. VF. Ex Fortuna Fine Arts FPL (2008, New York), lot 16 (cover coin).
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater813 views5th century BC. EL Stater (16.08g). Head of Attis right, wearing Phrygian cap; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse punch. Choice EF. Rare, and among the finest. Ex New York Sale IV (1/2002), lot 191.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater762 viewsca 460-400 BC. EL Stater (16.05g). Naked Helios kneeling on right knee and holding foreparts of two horses by bridles that are prancing left and right at his sides; tunny right below / Quadripartite incuse square.
Extremely rare and a very interesting representation. Exceptionally well centred
on a full flan and about extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater916 viewsca 460-420 BC. EL Stater (16.01g). Silenus, with horse’s ear and tail, kneeling right, holding kantharos in his outstretched right hand into which he is pouring wine from amphora balanced on left leg and steadied by left arm and head / Quadripartite incuse square. Very rare and in exceptional state of preservation. Perfectly struck on full flan and of superb style. Reddish tone and extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater465 views5th-4th century BC. EL Stater (16.15g, 16mm,). Perseus, nude but for cloak tied around neck, kneeling right, head left, holding harpa and [head of the Medusa]; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned. Wonderful mythological type. Ex Hans von Aulock Coll; Hess-Leu 11 (3/1959), lot 246; R. Jameson Coll. (not in published part).
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater462 viewsca 440-415 BC. EL Stater (15.97g, 20mm). Head of Attis right, wearing Phrygian cap; below truncation, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square (mill-sail). Rare. EF.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater629 viewsca 430 BC. EL Stater (16.02g). Poseidon, naked but for cloak over left shoulder, kneeling right, holding dolphin and trident; tunny fish below / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely rare and a very interesting issue. Unusually well-struck and centered on a full flan, aEF. Ex Sotheby’s sale 6/1990, Hunt part II, 462.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater491 viewsca 460-400 BC. EL Stater (16.02g). Hermes kneeling right, right hand reaching into one-handled vase standing before him, and holding caduceus upwards in left hand / Quadripartite incuse square. Exceedingly rare, very few specimens known. A very interesting representation of superb style, EF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) 1/12 Stater 300 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.34g, 9mm). Lion right, gnawing on leg of prey; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF.
This is the second of three known that have been offered at auction.

This obverse has very close links to other coinage of similar period. Early drachmae of Velia have a similar type. Colin M. Kraay [Archaic and Classical Greek Coins (1976), p. 263] comments on the connection of the drachmae and this Kyzikos example, noting the rarity of deliberate reproductions of specific coin types across cities. An almost identical type is also found on a hecte emission of Mytilene (Bodenstedt 78 – Coin ID #11257).
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/12 Stater523 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hemihekte (1.30g). Triton left, [holding wreath in left hand], on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Well centered strike. Extremely rare as a hemihekte.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/12 Stater432 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hemihekte – 1/12 Stater (9mm, 1.32g). Female head left, with hair bound in sakkos and wearing earring and necklace; [below, tunny left] / Quadripartite incuse square. EF. Very rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/12 Stater499 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hemihekte – 1/12 Stater (8mm, 1.41g). Bearded male head left (Perseus?), wearing griffin helmet; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. EF. Very rare denomination for type.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/12 Stater106 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater (9mm, 1.37g). Lioness or panther at bay left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Very rare as a hemihekte.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/12 Stater104 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater (8mm, 1.32g). Wolf at bay left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/12 Stater181 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater (7mm, 1.35g). Forepart of Pegasos left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/12 Stater109 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater (8.5mm, 1.33g). Winged dog standing left, head right, on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/12 Stater121 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater (8mm, 1.31g). Head of female left, hair in sphendone, on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square.EF. Well centered and struck. Very rare as a hemihekte.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/12 Stater175 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater (7.5mm, 1.34g). Nude male kneeling left, holding tunny by its tail / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Well centered.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/24 Stater257 viewsca 6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.6g, 7mm). Human-headed bull walking left / Quadripartite incuse punch. gVF. Apparently second known.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater703 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.69g). Panther standing left on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Very rare. Ex Jonathan P. Rosen Collection, 464; Galerie des Monnaies (2/1977), lot 94.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater865 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.68g). Boar standing left on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater632 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.69g). Winged dog standing left, head right, on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater1191 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.67g). Facing head of gorgoneion with protruding tongue, set on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Near EF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater507 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.68g). Lion at bay left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, a couple light marks.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater597 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g). Head of Amazon left, wearing feathered headdress; tunny fish behind / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Extremely rare in this denomination.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater665 viewsca 480-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.71g). Sphinx, with ornamental tendril on her head and with her right forepaw raised, standing left on tunny fish Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely fine. Ex Hirsch 233 (2/2004), 1415.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater720 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.67g). Griffin seated left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Near EF. Well centered for issue. Rare as a hekte. Ex Leu 91 (5/2004), lot 149.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater610 viewsca 480 BC. EL Hekte (2.75g). Lion, with right forepaw raised and open jaws, seated left on tunny to left Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Rare. Sharply struck and well-centered. Good extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater496 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.71g). Sphinx, raising right forepaw, standing left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. EF. Ex Hirsch 233 (2/2004), lot 1415.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater472 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.61g). Skythian archer, wearing pointed cap, kneeling left, holding bow and bowcase; to left, tunny downward / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare, the second hekte known, and the third known coin of this type overall.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater452 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.68g). Nude youth kneeling right, hair bound by taenia with frontal projection, holding a tunny fish in his extended left hand / Quadripartite incuse square. EF, lightly toned. Ex Triton VI (1/2003), lot 307.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater531 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.61g). Nike advancing left, head right, holding tunny in her extended right hand / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater526 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.67g). Facing gorgoneion; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater469 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte (2.69g). Forepart of lion left, devouring prey; to right, tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. EF, a little die rust. Ex Münzen und Medaillen Deutschland 10 (3/2002), lot 81; Numismatica Ars Classica K (3/2000), lot 1301.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater486 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.61g). Kerberos standing left on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Very rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater527 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.66g). Satyr advancing left, holding tunny by its tail / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, small punch in field on obverse.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater553 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.65g). Boar standing left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse punch. EF. Boldly struck in high relief.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater568 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g). Triton left, holding wreath in left hand; tunny left below / Mill sail pattern quadripartite incuse square.
Rare. Reddish tone and good very fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater528 viewsca 550-475 BC. EL Hekte (2.72g). Griffin standing left on tunny, looking backward / Quadripartite incuse square. Good very fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater310 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (10mm, 2.65g). Head of steer left; tunny behind / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Unpublished denomination, possibly unique.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater441 views5th century BC. EL Hekte (9.5mm, 2.6g). Cockerel left, with curled wing; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.

A surprisingly scarce type of Kyzikos electrum, apparently unknown as a fraction.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater518 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.64g). Ram's head facing left; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse punch. Rare type. Unpublished?
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater98 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (9.5mm, 2.68g). Lion seated left, raising forepaw, on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square.VF, lightly toned.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater148 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (12mm, 2.64g). Lioness or panther at bay left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square.Good VF, light cleaning marks, edge split, minor flan flaw on reverse.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater71 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.75g). Wolf at bay left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater271 viewsca 500-­450 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.57g). Winged male mythological creature running/­kneeling left, head right, holding tunny by its tail / Quadripartite incuse square. Near EF, slightly off center on obverse.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater252 viewsca 500 BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Young male head left, wearing Ionic helmet; tunny to right (?) / Quadripartite incuse punch. Apparently unique. A very interesting representation of masterly Archaic style, perfectly struck in high relief. Good extremely fine. Ex Naville IV (1922), Grand­ Duke Michailovitch, 698 and M&M­ Leu 28 (5/1974), Kunstfreund, 7.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater366 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.70g). Tunny left, between two dolphins / Quadripartite incuse square. Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Perfectly struck and centered on a full flan, good extremely fine. Ex Galerie des Monnaies (1977), 99 and M&M 72 (1987), Rosen, 213.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater213 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Male naked and bearded figure riding dolphin left, holding tunny in his outstretched right hand; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Rare. Of lovely style and extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater193 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.64g, 11mm). Female head left on raised disk; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF. Apparently unpublished in the standard references with a female head.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater78 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g, 12mm). Winged male mythological creature (Phobos or Daimon) with human body, lion head, griffin’s ears and wings, running/kneeling left, head turned right, holding tunny by tail in left hand / Quadripartite incuse square. NGC graded Choice XF, strike 5/5, surface 4/5, nicely centered, struck from artistic dies. An excellent example of archaic representation of local deity from Asia Minor. Carr coll.

A remarkable mythological type usually known from the stater with the same design. At times identified as Phobos, the personification of terror, the figure may also be the Mithraic divinity Areimanios (Ahriman) as argued by Bivar, "Mithra and Mesopotamia," Mithraic Studies (Manchester, 1975), pp. 275-89.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater104 viewsca 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.1 comments
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater58 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g, 10mm). Winged hound or wolf crouching left, head right; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater42 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.73g, 11mm). Ketos left; tunny above / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, rare, minting problems.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater1017 viewsca 500-460 BC. EL Stater (15.98g). Naked man half-kneeling holding a tunny by the tail in each hand. Pleasant VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater692 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Stater (16.07g). Hoplite, nude but for Corinthian helmet, holding shield, standing in semi-crouch right; to right, tunny downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF.

The hoplite is about to begin the foot race in which the runners carried their military equipment.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater 636 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Stater (15.94g). Youthful male figure, wearing tainia with frontal spike, kneeling right, holding [knife] and tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, light scrape in field on obverse. Exceptional for issue.


While not exceptionally rare, almost all of the published examples have all or part of the head of the figure off the flan. Also, most of the published specimens exhibit considerably more wear than the present example.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater575 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Stater (15.87g). Youthful male figure, holding Corinthian helmet and sword, kneeling left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned. Well centered strike. Very rare and choice for issue.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater656 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Stater (15.96g). Panther standing left on tunny left, raising right forepaw / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater615 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Stater (15.87g). Man-headed bull standing left, head facing, on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater292 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.11g). Head of female left, wearing sphendone; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, a few edge splits. Unique stater denomination for this issue.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater316 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Stater (17mm, 16.04g). Nude youth kneeling left, right hand holding tunny by its tail / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, lightly toned. Nicely centered.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater232 viewslate 6th century BC. EL Stater (15.63g). Prow of galley left, with ram in the form of a winged forepart of collared wolf or dog; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely rare, the finest of five specimens known of which only three are in private hands. Extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater253 viewsca 500­-450 BC. EL Stater (15.98g). Triton swimming left, holding wreath in left hand; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely rare and undoubtedly the finest specimen known. Fine style, perfectly struck and centered on a full flan. Good extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-475) EL 1/12 Stater 673 viewsca 500-475 BC. EL Hemihekte - 1/12 Stater (1.35g). Griffin's head left, tunny in its mouth / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Possibly unique.
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