Hesiod Posted June 10, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 10, 2022 Mysia. Kyzikos. EL Stater. 450-330 BC. Nude youth (Taras?) riding dolphin left, holding tunny in right hand; below tunny left. / Quadripartite Incuse Square. von Fritze 110. SNG BnF 251. BMFA 1486. Jameson 2184. This issue from Kyzikos is part of a series of imitative coins, minted in the types of other cities. A relatively small series from the mint, Kyzikos issued a series of coinage that imitates famous coinage from other mints, such as Tarentum, Velia, Akanthos, etc. This example references the dolphin riders of Tarentum, which continues from some of the earliest issues down to the last Nomos' of the mint. This is matched by another type imitative of the horse rider side of the coins of Tarentum. 23 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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