Stater of Melos with pomegranate
Early Classical Period
about 450–440 B.C.
Mint: Melos (Aegean Islands)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2335.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.06 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Quince with stem and leaves.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Broad, intersecting diagonal bands, round incuse.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour