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ID:     806164
Type:     Greek
Region:     MYSIA
City:     Cyzicus
Date Ruled:     Circa 390-341/0 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 390-341/0
Diameter:     25 mm
Weight:     15.23 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Legend:     ΣΩTEIPA
Obverse Description:     Head of Kore Soteira left, wearing single-pendant earring, hair in sphendone covered with a veil, two grain ears in hair
Reverse Legend:     KY-ZI
Reverse Description:     Head of lion left, mouth open with tongue protruding; below, tunny fish left; grape bunch behind
Primary Reference:     Pixodarus Type 2, Group B
Reference2:     von Fritze II 23, pl. V, 26
Reference3:     SNG France 398 (same dies)
Reference4:     SNG Cop -; BMC -; SNG VA -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, lightly toned, a couple light scratches under tone in field on obverse
Notes:     Struck on a broad flan of excellent metal Kore, the daughter of Demeter, was the personification of virginity. She and her mother were the patron goddesses of the city of Kyzikos.