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Shekel of Libya with head of Herakles-Melkart

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Obverse: Head of Herakles-Melkart, wearing lion's skin, to left. Reverse: Lion to right. Inscription in Greek below. Phoenician letter above. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By about 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XV, no. 70); June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 160.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 241–200 B.C.

Mint

Libya

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 328.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.36 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.561

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins