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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)

Provenance

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.

Mint

Melos (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.06 gm.

Accession Number

48.250

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins