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Kyzikos, Mysia Rare AR Stater 550-450 BC Ancient Greek Silver Coin Museum Reproduction CSGDS0055


Silver Greek Stater Kyzikos, Mysia, struck 550-450 B.C. References for same in Electrum (head left): BMFA 1414. Greenwell 115. SNG Paris 178. Von Fritze 39 and pl. I, 40.

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The orator Aristotelis, in the second century BC, stated the following in his speech regarding the people of Kyzikos: “It is enough for one just to glance at the location and the nature of this city to immediately understand that the name ‘blissful’ given to it by God was factual, so convenient is its land and its sea. As it is built in front of Asia Minor and since its dominion extends from the Black Sea to the Hellespont, Kyzikos joins the two seas together or rather all the seas that man navigates. Thus, ships continuously pass by or arrive at the harbor or depart from the harbor. Justly it should be called ‘blissful’ just as is Corinth because, as it is built in the mid part of the seas, it joins, as if it was the center of the world, all men who sail the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Kolchis at the far side of the Black Sea.”

Obverse side
Head of a lioness to right; behind, tunny swimming upwards

Reverse side
Quadripartite incuse square

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Weight 7,47 g
Dimensions 16,7 mm


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