CYZICUS ( KYZIKOS ) ELECTRUM STATER – MYTHICAL WINGED DEITY HOLDING TUNNY – CHOICE VF NGC GRADED GREEK MYSIA COIN (Inv. 15863)
MYSIA. KYZIKOS. Ca. 550-500 BC.
Electrum EL Stater, 15.78 g, 18 mm.
Obv. Upper half of a winged female figure, perhaps a Harpy, left, holding blossom in her raised right hand and a tunny fish in her left.
Rev. Quadripartite incuse square.
Von Fritze 75; Greenwell 98; SNG France 205; Boston MFA 1448.
Ex Jonathan Rosen Collection, acquired from CNG 91, 9/19/2012, lot 277.
NGC graded CHOICE VF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5. A scarce and interesting mythological type, exceptionally detailed and well centered strike, full of the wonderful features of the Greek Archaic style.