Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Kyzikos (BC 334) EL Stater2492 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 Stater788 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 Stater415 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 Stater522 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 Stater634 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 Unpublished as a hekte.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 Stater497 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 458 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 394 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 Stater453 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 Stater456 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 Stater419 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 Stater426 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 Stater348 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 Stater166 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 Stater107 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 Stater444 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 Stater500 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 440-430) EL Stater757 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 Stater739 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 Stater270 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 Stater167 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 Stater658 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 Stater678 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 Stater628 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 Stater163 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 Stater218 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 Stater793 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 Stater796 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 Stater1157 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 Stater742 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 473 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 Stater509 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 Stater464 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 Stater547 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 Stater244 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 Stater205 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 Stater203 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 Stater179 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) EL 1/12 Stater325 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 Stater208 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 Stater238 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 Stater71 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 Stater549 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 Stater660 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 Stater492 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 Stater857 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 Stater329 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 Stater388 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 Stater396 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 Stater426 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 Stater395 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 Stater320 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 Stater307 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 Stater323 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 Stater326 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 Stater315 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 Stater306 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 Stater338 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 Stater346 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 Stater364 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 Stater363 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 Stater382 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 Stater135 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 Stater206 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 Stater170 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 Stater752 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 Stater420 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 398 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 Stater342 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 Stater404 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 Stater379 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 Stater86 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 Stater88 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 534 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 Stater579 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 Stater1783 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 Stater1153 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 550-500) EL 1/12 Stater602 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 Stater573 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 327 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 Stater366 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 Stater291 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 Stater410 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 60 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 Stater78 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 1/6 Stater626 viewsca 500-450. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater. Facing head of Silenos with goat's ears and long beard; tunny fish swimming upwards to left and right / Quadripartite incuse square. Very rare. EF. Ex Muenzen und Medaillen 44 (6/1971), lot 12.

The head of Silenos on this coin very possibly served as the model for a silver issue of the slightly later Lykian dynast Teththiveibi, as BMC 88 and SNG Berry 1164.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater746 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.65g). Harpy standing left, holding tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, banker's mark and a couple light scuffs on obverse. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater 343 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.73g). Eagle standing right on tunny right; above, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater 333 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.68g). Head of boar right, holding in its mouth a tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater 288 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.64g). Facing lion’s head; to right, tunny downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater 329 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.65g). Tunny left with wing on back / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely rare. Well centered. Extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater308 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.67g). Head of Amazon (or Perseus) left, wearing winged cap; behind, tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, a few marks. Extremely rare in this denomination.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater390 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte (2.68g). Harpy in flight to left, four curled wings arrayed around her, holding a tunny fish in her outstretched right hand; another tunny below her / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, a few light marks. Ex Triton VI (1/2003), lot 296.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater290 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.71g). Eagle standing right on tunny left; to upper left, tunny right / Incuse square punch. VF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater288 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.70g). Forepart of dog (or roaring lion?) left, head right; tunny to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned. Extremely rare, apparently the second known. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica L (5/2001), lot 1332.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater215 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.67g, 10mm). Head of boar right, holding in its mouth a tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Well centered. Extremely rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater194 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (10mm, 2.62g). Harpy flying left, [holding tunny] / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF.

A winged spirit in ancient mythology best known for constantly stealing the food from Phineas, the harpy was a hybrid of a bird and a woman. Earlier mythology represented them as beautiful women with wings and lovely hair, whereas later Roman and Byzantine writers depicted them as the most ugly of creatures.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater198 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (10mm, 2.65 g). Louvar fish left; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, minor die break on the obverse. Extremely rare and apparently the second known.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater363 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (11mm, 2.67g). Bearded male head left upon tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Near EF. Well centered. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 550-500) EL 1/6 Stater65 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.68g). Forepart of lion left, head right; to right, tunny downward / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, lightly toned, struck from slightly worn dies. Extremely rare as hekte, apparently the fourth known. Koppersmith Coll.
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