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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Tyre, Syria

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

68.785

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins