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Stater of Byblos with galley

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Obverse: Galley with lion's head prow left containing three hoplites with round shields facing left. Below, hippocamp to left. Above its tail: monogram. Reverse: Lion to left bringing down bull lying to left. Inscription in Phoenician letters. Ruler: Adramelek, ca. 350 B.C.

Provenance

By 1993: with Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; 1993: purchased by the MFA from Dennis P. Devine, 24 February 1993

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350 B.C.

Mint

Byblos, Phoenicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 13.23 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1993.63

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins