CYZICUS ( KYZIKOS ) ELECTRUM STATER – EXTREMELY RARE WINGED RUNNING FIGURE TYPE WITH PANTHER HEAD COUNTERMARK – FINE NGC GRADED GREEK MYSIA COIN (Inv. 16346)
MYSIA. CYZICUS ( KYZIKOS ). Circa 600-550 BC.
Electrum stater, 15.94 g, 18 mm.
Obv. Winged bird-headed? figure running left, holding tunny by the tail; panther (or lioness) head countermark in lower right field.
Rev. Quadripartite incuse square.
Von Fritze I 26; Greenwell 61; Boston MFA 1401
Ex CNG Esale 398, 5/31/2017, lot 144.
NGC graded FINE, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5,”brushed”, rare and even more so with the highly interesting figural countermark.