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Stater of Melos with pomegranate

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Obverse: Pomegranate with two leaves. Border of dots. Reverse: Central dot, around which are three dolphins. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek around dot and between dolphins. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, vol. I, 1913, no. 1288 [found on Melos, 1908]); by 1956: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 27, 1956, lot 299); purchased at the auction by Adolph Hess on behalf of MFA for $ 791.81; accessioned April 12, 1956

Credit Line

Theodora WIlbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 460 B.C.


Melos (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 132.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 13.93 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins