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Kyzikos, Mysia, 600 - 550 B.C.

|Cyzicus|, |Kyzikos,| |Mysia,| |600| |-| |550| |B.C.||hemiobol|
Cyzicus was one of the great cities of the ancient world. During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.) Cyzicus was subject to the Athenians and Lacedaemonians alternately. In the naval Battle of Cyzicus in 410, an Athenian fleet completely destroyed a Spartan fleet. At the peace of Antalcidas in 387, like the other Greek cities in Asia, it was made over to Persia. Alexander the Great captured it from the Persians in 334 B.C.
GA91752. Silver hemiobol, Unpublished in references; cf. SNGvA 7326 (smaller fish below not in mouth), SNG BnF 359 (obol, no smaller fish), Von Fritze II -, VF, toned, weight 0.408 g, maximum diameter 8.6 mm, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 600 - 550 B.C.; obverse head of tunny left, with smaller fish in its mouth; reverse quadripartite incuse square; although unpublished in references, we know of five other specimens from auctions; extremely rare; SOLD







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