The myth of Perseus & Medusa. An electrum stater struck around 400 BC from the ancient city of Cyzicus
|In the first half of the sixth century BCE, the electrum staters of Cyzicus became one of the most widely recognized coins of their time. For many decades, the entire trade in grain in the Black Sea Region was transacted with Cyzicus coins.|
Gold staters of Cyzicus were a staple currency in the ancient world until they were superseded by those of Philip of Macedon.