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  1. A few more possibly relevant points. Sheedy says the coin was 'recently discovered', although it was donated to the BM in 1938. Possibly this means that the coin was in the BM's unattributed trays and someone (E. Kosmidou?) saw it and suggested the Naxos attribution. It's also noteworthy that in Sheedy's study (published in 2006) it is the only example of this type known to him.
  2. I just took a look at Sheedy and coin #66 is this coin in the British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_1938-1007-179 It was donated to the BM by Stanley Robinson in 1938 and the accompanying ticket has "Lesbos hoard" written on it. That could point to either a Cycladic or Asia Minor or Lesbos origin. Sheedy mentions this coin in one sentence. He seems to accept the attribution to Naxos but a footnote says "A study of this coin is to be published by E. Kosmidou." Sheedy might have accepted the BM attribution for now, waiting for Kosmidou to evaluate it more thoroughly. I can't find a publication of this coin by E. Kosmidou, so the publication is probably still pending. E. Kosmidou must be Elpida Kosmidou. https://ucl.academia.edu/ElpidaKosmidou Perhaps someone could contact her and ask her current thoughts on the attribution of this coin type, particularly with the new examples that have appeared on the market since Sheedy's study was published.
  3. It is a nice Greek bronze, particularly with the complete IDH showing on the obverse.
  4. The proposed attribution is a well researched hypothesis. Unfortunately, I think the coin is more likely from Skamandreia, Troas. Two examples illustrated on Asia Minor Coins are linked below. Traces of the IDH legend (for the mountain nymph Ida) can be seen on the obverse of the second example. The S on the reverse can easily be read as a M and the K is not entirely clear and looks like a Y on the coin under discussion. Note also the A (inverted with the top pointed downward) above the branch of the pine cone, which does look like a grape bunch in this reverse die but more like a pine cone in most others. https://www.asiaminorcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=89&pid=10801 https://www.asiaminorcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=89&pid=10802
  5. There are about 190 hits for Melos using the Gallica search of the Paris Cabinet. https://gallica.bnf.fr/services/engine/search/sru?operation=searchRetrieve&version=1.2&startRecord=0&maximumRecords=50&page=1&query=(gallica all "Melos")&filter=dc.type all "objet"
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