Shekel of Tyre with bust of Melkart
Mint: Phoenicia, Tyre
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 300.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 14.33 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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: LZ and club downward. At right and between eagle’s legs: monograms.
By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art, Bulletin VIII, no. 21); April 9, 1959 purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 196.50 (this is the total price for 59.232-59.244)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour