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Shekel of Tyre with head of Melkart

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Melkart to right, wearing lion's skin knotted around neck. Border of dots. Reverse: Eagle standing to left with right foot on beak of ship and palm-branch over right shoulder. In field at left club downwards and BI. Inscription in Greek at left, Phoenician letter...

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Provenance

By 1960: with George Allen and Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of George Allen and Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, February 11, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Messrs. George Allen and Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 115–114 B.C.

Mint

Tyre, Phoenicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 301.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.120

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins