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Stater of Melos with pomegranate

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Obverse: Quince with stem and leaves; border of dots. Reverse: Broad, intersecting diagonal bands, round incuse. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Feuardent Frères catalogue, Paris, 1913, no. 1291, where it was said to have been found in Melos in 1908); by date uknown: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York; March 11, 1948: purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch for $ 850.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 450–440 B.C.


Melos (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2335.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.06 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins