Stater of Byblos with galley

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 350 B.C.


Mint: Phoenicia, Byblos

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 13.23 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1993.63

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Galley with lion’s head prow left containing three hoplites with round shields facing left.
Below, hippocamp to left. Above its tail: monogram.
Reverse: Lion to left bringing down bull lying to left.
Inscription in Phoenician letters.

Ruler: Adramelek, ca. 350 B.C.

Provenance

By 1993: with Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; 1993: purchased by the MFA from Dennis P. Devine, 24 February 1993

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour