CYZICUS ( KYZIKOS ) ELECTRUM STATER – RARE RAM FOREPART TYPE WITH WEIGHT ADJUSTMENT GLOBULE – VF NGC GRADED GREEK MYSIA COIN (Inv. 16717)
MYSIA, CYZICUS. Ca. 550-450 BC.
Electrum stater, 16.11 g, 18 mm.
Obv. Forepart of ram left, tunny upward in right field. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square.
Von Fritze, Kyzikus, 46; Greenwell, 132; Boston MFA, 1420.
NGC graded VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, “countermark”, a rare variety with an interesting globule added to one side of the planchet, undoubtedly a weight-adjustment measure.
Published: Vilmar Numismatics FLP II, Winter 2021, no. 54.
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