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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Kyzikos (BC 334) EL Stater2824 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 Stater999 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 Stater707 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 Stater656 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 Stater748 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 Unpublished as a hekte.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 Stater608 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 557 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 488 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 Stater554 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 Stater581 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 Stater524 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 Stater521 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 Stater413 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 Stater254 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 Stater178 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 Stater555 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 Stater829 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 430-370) EL Stater120 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 440-430) EL Stater895 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 Stater985 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 460-400) EL 1/12 Stater377 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 Stater241 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 Stater752 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 Stater796 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 Stater798 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 Stater233 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 Stater322 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 Stater916 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 Stater889 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 Stater1294 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 Stater832 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 569 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 Stater615 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 Stater572 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 Stater669 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 Stater316 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 Stater286 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 Stater322 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 Stater273 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 52 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 Stater385 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 Stater276 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 Stater324 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 1/24 Stater132 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 Stater601 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 Stater729 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 Stater540 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 Stater972 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 Stater397 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 Stater450 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 Stater482 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 Stater521 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 Stater468 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 Stater384 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 Stater366 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 Stater362 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 Stater397 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 Stater374 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 Stater353 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 Stater391 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 Stater405 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 Stater424 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 Stater424 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 Stater431 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 Stater188 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 Stater285 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 Stater288 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 Stater841 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 Stater501 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 476 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 Stater419 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 Stater494 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 Stater454 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 Stater157 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 Stater157 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 500-475) EL 1/12 Stater 589 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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Kyzikos (BC 500-475) EL 1/6 Stater629 viewsca 500-475 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.65g). Facing lion's head; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse square, granulated. Good VF. Ex Triton VI (1/2003), lot 300.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-475) EL Stater2108 views500-475 BC. EL Stater (16.00g, 12h). Facing lion's head; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse square, granulated. Good VF, two banker's marks on obverse.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-479) EL Stater1290 viewsca 500-479 BC. EL Stater (16.00g). Head of goat left, tuna fish to right / Quadripartite incuse square. EF. Very rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 500­-450) EL 1/120 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 1/120 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 1/120 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 1/120 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 1/120 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 1/120 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 1/61 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 1/62 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 1/61 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 1/61 viewsca 500-­450 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.57g). Winged male mythological creature running­kneeling left, head right, holding tunny by its tail / Quadripartite incuse square. Near EF, slightly off center on obverse.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/122 viewsca 550-­500 BC. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater (9mm, 1.30g). Head of lion left; tunny to right / Quadripartite incuse square.Good VF. Extremely rare as a hemihekte.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater682 viewsca 500-460 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.28g). Crab; tunny right above / Quadripartite incuse punch. VF, a few small scrapes. Very Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater657 viewsca 550-475 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.32g). Forepart of Pegasos left; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse. Good VF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater 383 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte – 1/12 Stater (1.32g). Winged tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Very rare, and exceptional for issue.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater432 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hemihekte – 1/12 Stater (1.35g). Crab; above, head of tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Well struck.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater338 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hemihekte – 1/12 Stater (1.35g). Forepart of ibex left; behind, tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater484 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hemihekte - 1/12th Stater (1.31g). Ram kneeling left, head reverted; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Unpublished denomination for this type.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater 116 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Twelfth Stater (9mm, 1.35g). Forepart of lion left, head right; to right, tunny downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned. Well centered. Extremely rare denomination for issue, apparently the third known.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater125 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (7mm, 1.34g). Facing head of panther; to lower right, tunny downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Koppersmith Coll.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater68 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (9mm, 1.36g). Head of boar right, holding tunny fish in mouth / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Well centered obverse.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/60 viewsca 550­-500 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.63g). Head of panther facing; tunny to left / Quadripartite incuse square.Good VF. Very rare variant.

This issue is not only unusual for the placement of the tunny on the left of the facing head, but also for the shape of the ear on the feline. Typically, the ear is depicted, on all denominations of von Fritze 43, with pointed ears, where here they are rounded. Although this is likely the result of the liberty of the engraver, one wonders whether this might be an attempt to depict a totally different animal, such as a bear.
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