Stater of Melos with pomegranate

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 460 B.C.


Mint: Melos (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

56.253

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Pomegranate with two leaves.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Central dot, around which are three dolphins.
Border of dots.
Inscription around dot and between dolphins.

Provenance

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