1/2 shekel of Tyre with dolphin

Greek
Classical Period
about 450–400 B.C.


Mint: Phoenicia, Tyre

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.35 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

66.317

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Dolphin over waves to right.
Phoenician inscription above.
Reverse: Horned owl to right, with crook and flail, all within incuse square.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, June 1, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour