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Mysia, Kyzikos EL Stater. Circa 500-450 BC. Winged sphinx, with 'lock of immortality' on head, crouching to left, with right forepaw raised; tunny to below / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze 72, pl. II, 25; Boston 1450; SNG France 200. 16.14g, 20mm.

Good Very Fine. Very Rare.

From a private German collection.

The so-called 'lock of immortality', rendered as a spiral tendril or plume on the head of the sphinx, is a device with Egyptian roots that appears on similar images across the Near East.

Mysia, Kyzikos EL Stater. (e50xx180)

Price: £2,444.00

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