Double shekel of Libya with head of Zeus
about 241–200 B.C.
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 327.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 12.33 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus left.
Inscription in Greek at left. To right: Phoenician “men”.
Reverse: Bull with lowered head charging right.
Above, Phoenician “men”; border of dots.
Inscription in Greek between hind legs and in exergue.
(see media screen for inscriptions)
By 1954: with Adolph Hess A.G., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 14, 1954, lot 206); by 1959: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin III, no. 69); December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 300.-
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour