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Stater of Arados with head of Melkart

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Obverse: Laureate head of Melkart to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Galley to right with figurehead and row of shields. Below, three wavy lines of water, all in irregular incuse rectangle. Inscription in Phoenician above. (see media screen for Phoenician inscription)


By 1959: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam, Holland (Schulman auction, Carlton Hotel, Amsterdam, March 9-12, 1959, catalogue 232, lot 1364); purchased at the Schulman auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5-7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., April 9, 1959, for $ 1,325.00 (this is the total price for 59.247-59.251)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.


Arados, Phoenicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 296.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.94 gm. Die Axis: 10

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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