Shekel of Libya with head of Herakles-Melkart
about 241–200 B.C.
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 328.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.36 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Herakles-Melkart, wearing lion’s skin, to left.
Reverse: Lion to right.
Inscription in Greek below. Phoenician letter above.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour