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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Mysia| > |Cyzicus| > GS92808
Kyzikos, Mysia, c. 450 - 400 B.C.
|Cyzicus|, |Kyzikos,| |Mysia,| |c.| |450| |-| |400| |B.C.|, 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.
GS92808. Silver hemiobol, Von Fritze II, p. 37, 21 & pl. V, 24; SNGvA 7338; SNG BnF -, VF, well centered, struck with attractive style high-relief dies, slightly porous, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, weight 0.320g, maximum diameter 6.4mm, die axis 90o, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; obverse head of Hermes right, wearing winged petasos; reverse KY-ZI, tunny fish right; very rare; SOLD











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