CYZICUS ( KYZIKOS ) ELECTRUM STATER - VERY RARE TYPE WITH UNDERWORLD GUARDIAN HOUND CERBERUS - NGC GRADED GREEK MYSIA COIN (Inv. 12663)

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MYSIA. CYZICUS ( KYZIKOS ). Ca. 550-450 BC
Electrum stater, 16.06 g., 22 mm
Obv. Cerberus standing left, tunny fish below.
Rev. Quadripartite incuse square.
Von Fritze 10; Boston 1538.
NGC graded VF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, countermarks. (PHOTO CERTIFICATE ONLY, COIN CANNOT BE ENCAPSULATED DUE TO SIZE). The coin has two countermarks/banker's marks applied to the obverse, a practice rarely employed during this later period and almost never seen on staters. A very rare type, it depicts Cerberus ( Kerberos ), the mythological guardian of the Underworld and monster Hercules captured during his Twelfth Labor. Often shown in art, such as on the illustrated late 6th century amphora where Hercules approaches his adversary, Cerberus appeared with two or three dog's heads and a prominent snake tail.
 
 
Price SKU: 12663
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