Stater of Melos with pomegranate

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quince with stem and leaves.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Broad, intersecting diagonal bands, round incuse.
 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