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Coin of Tyre with bust of Melqarth

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Melqarth right, lionskin knotted around his neck. Reverse: Within oak wreath, club downwards. Handle of club ends in monogram of Tyre. Inscription in Greek around. In field, mixture of Greek and Phoenician letters. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3003, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 11, 1968

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 130–131


Tyre, Syria


Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 10.67 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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