Rare Electrum Gaia Stater from Cyzicus Mysia - 450 BC

Ancient Coins - Rare Electrum Gaia Stater from Cyzicus Mysia - 450 BC
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A very rare electrum stater from Kyzikos, Mysia, circa 450 - 330 BC.

 

The oberse with the Earth (the goddess Gaia) rising from the ground, wearing a long chiton and holding up the infant, Erichthonios, a tuna fish below.

 

The reverse with four part incuse punch in 'mill-sail' pattern.

 


This rare coin depicts the handing-over of Erichthonius to Athena, the child who would become the future King of Athens and found a new dynasty.

 

Von Fritze 157; Greenwell 31; Boston MFA 1500 = Warren 1449; BMC 65; cf. SNG France 304 (hekte).



Weight: 16.00 g


Diameter: 18.90 mm


Good Very Fine. Very Rare.


Provenance:


British private collection. Roma Numismatics, auction XIV, 21st September 2017, lot 228.

Ancient Coins - Rare Electrum Gaia Stater from Cyzicus Mysia - 450 BC
Price SKU: 42226
US$ 19,500.00
  • € 16,583.04
  • £ 14,825.24
  • AUD 26,788.25
  • CHF 18,619.44
  • CAD 25,201.25

Rates for: 09/21/18

Ships from: United Kingdom