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Stater (Coin) Depicting a Crouching Dog

A work made of electrum.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of electrum.

Date:

5th century BCE

Artist:

Greek; Kyzikos, Mysia (now Turkey)

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a dog with collar, crouching on forelegs to the left; below is a tunny fish, which was such an important product of the local economy that it appeared on all coinage of Kyzikos. The back (reverse) shows an incuse square quartered in a mill-sail pattern.

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Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Stater (Coin) Depicting a Crouching Dog

Origin

Mysia

Date

500 BCE–401 BCE

Medium

Electrum

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 16.05 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4931

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