Rare Electrum Gaia Stater from Cyzicus Mysia - 450 BC. A very rare electrum stater from Kyzikos, Mysia, circa 450 - 330 BC. The oberse with the Earth (the goddess Gaia) rising from the ground, wearing a long chiton and holding up the infant, Erichthonios, a tuna fish below. The reverse with four part incuse punch in 'mill-sail' pattern. This rare coin depicts the handing-over of Erichthonius to Athena, the child who would become the future King of Athens and found a new dynasty. Von Fritze 157; Greenwell 31; Boston MFA 1500 = Warren 1449; BMC 65; cf. SNG France 304 (hekte).
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