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1/2 shekel of Tyre with dolphin

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Obverse: Dolphin over waves to right. Phoenician inscription above. Reverse: Horned owl to right, with crook and flail, all within incuse square.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, June 1, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–400 B.C.

Mint

Tyre, Phoenicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.35 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

66.317

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins