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    MYSIA. Cyzicus. Ca. 500-450 BC. EL stater (19mm, 16.13 gm). NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style. Nude male figure (Phobos?) kneeling left, with rounded wings, short tail, and head of a lion turned back, tunny fish held by the tail in right hand, left hand on hip / Quadripartite incuse square. Greenwell 57, pl. III, 7. Fantastically well struck and centered on antiqued surfaces. Powerful artistry in fine style.

    Dr. Imhoof-Blumer describes the creature as Fear (Phobos). A similar creature is found on a frieze in Pergamon. Other cultures with similar artistic influences were the Phoenicians and Assyrians.


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