Shekel of Carthage (?) with head of Melqart

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 220–210 B.C.


Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage (?)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1996.105

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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

Provenance

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