Kyzikos

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3006. Forepart of Acheloos right, tunny behind/ Quadrapartite incuse punch.  (BnF E 3628, 15.99g, BMC Mysia 82, p. 30, 15.99g)

15.99gBnFE3628

AN00687616_001_l

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3007. Man-faced bull right, Tunny behind/ Quadrapartite incuse punch

532532

Hekte (EL, 2.71g, 6h). 500-460. Forepart of river-god right; tunny behind. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Fritze 174. Sternberg 25 (1991) no 125 (this coin). Possibly unique. A masterpiece of miniature engraving. (The Bru Sale, 6, 81)

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3810176

MYSIA, Kyzikos. 5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (8mm, 1.31 g). Forepart of man-headed bull right; to left, tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. von Fritze I 174 (denomination not listed); cf. Boston MFA 1491 (stater); cf. SNG BN 320 (stater); Hurter & Liewald –. VF, slightly off center. Unpublished as a hemihekte; possibly unique.

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3008. Man-faced bull standing left, on tunny / Quadrapartite incuse punch

Coin

Circa 500-450 BC. EL Stater (15.87 g). Man-headed bull standing left, head facing, on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 125; cf. SNG France 274 (1/6 stater). (CNG, 75, 339)

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3009. Man-faced bull standing left, on tunny / Quadrapartite incuse punch

208637

EL – Hekte 2,64g 460 v. Chr. Av: Stier mit Männergesicht auf Thunfisch stehend nach links, den Kopf dem Betrachter zugewendet. Rv: Viergeteiltes Quadratum incusum. Nomisma VII, 125, (Tf. 4,10 Stater). (A. Tkalec AG, Auction February 2001, lot 103)

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Hemihekte, see Heritage 3054

lot 30075, 1.3g

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3010. Head of Acheloos left, tunny behind / Quadrapartite incuse punch

623663

EL-Hekte, 500 – 450. Bärtiger Kopf des Acheloos nach links, dahinter Thunfisch aufwärts schwimmend. Rs: Quadratum incusum. Greenwell -; H. von Fritze, Die Elektronprägung von Kyzikus, Nomisma VII (1912) -; SNG France 5, -; S.M. Hurter – H.J. Liewald, Neue Nominale in der Elektronprägung von Kyzikos, SNR 83, 2004, 25 Nr. 11. 2,66g. (Numismatik Lanz München, 155, 264)

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Hekte (Electrum, 2.58 g), c. 380-360. Forepart of man-headed bull with full beard to right; behind, tunny fish. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. BMFA –. Hurter & Liewald –. SNG Paris –. Von Fritze –. Unpublished and apparently unique.

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Mysia

 

 

 

 

 

Mysia, Cyzicus; 500-450 BC, EL Stater, 16.12g. Not in von Fritze; second recorded of type. Obv: Head of river god Acheloos r. (man-headed bull), tunny to l. Rx: Quadripartite incuse square.This lovely early stater from Cyzicus has an image of the river god Acheloos. Acheloos fell in love with Arethusa which is why she fled to Syracuse. This type is unknown in von Fritze and the only other specimen that has been seen in the market is a hekte (see Gemini IV, 8 January 2008, lot 186). Some light wear that is normal for these early electrum coins but great centering and no real issues. Fascinating imagery on an early coin. EF for issue. (HJB Buy or Bid Sale 191, lot #1)

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