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Shekel of Carthage (?) with head of Melqart

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Obverse: Laureate head of Melqart, to left. Reverse: Elephant walking right. Inscription in Punic below. (see media screen for Punic inscription)


By date unknown: with Leu Numismatik AG, In Gassen 20, Zurich, Switzerland (Leu Numismatik auction 65, Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, Zurich, May 21-22, 1996, lot 117); purchased at the Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Leu Numismatik AG; June 26, 1996: purchased by MFA from Leu Numismatik AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 220–210 B.C.


Carthage (?), Zeugitania


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 7.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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