Shekel of Libya with head of Herakles-Melkart

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles-Melkart, wearing lion’s skin, to left.
Reverse: Lion to right.
Inscription in Greek below. Phoenician letter above.

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