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Mysia, Kyzikos EL Stater. Circa 550-500 BC. Forepart of bull running to left, head reverted / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze -; SNG France -; Boston MFA -; BMC -; Hurter-Liewald -. 16.18g, 20mm.

Extremely Fine. Unique and unpublished type.

The choice of a bull with head turned backwards was a popular one on ancient coins; its most famous use as a principal coin type occurs on the coinage of Sybaris, which of course featured the entire animal, as did Gortyna, Parion, Karystos and others. Similar foreparts of a bull also occur on the tetrobols of Akanthos, and a hekte of Phokaia (Bodenstedt 28), which this type most closely resembles in style and from which it was probably copied.

Mysia, Kyzikos EL Stater. (rxiv185)

Price: £14,736.00

  • US $19,435.31
  • EUR €16,530.85
  • AUD $24,858.16
  • CHF 19,150.91
  • CAD $24,541.33
  • (Rates for 23/10/2017)
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