Shekel of Carthage (?) with head of Melqart
about 220–210 B.C.
Mint: Zeugitania, Carthage (?)
Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 7.01 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Laureate head of Melqart, to left.
Reverse: Elephant walking right.
Inscription in Punic below.
(see media screen for Punic inscription)
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour