Stater of Arados with head of Melkart

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


Mint: Phoenicia, Arados

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

59.248

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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