Shekel of Tyre with head of Melkart
Mint: Phoenicia, Tyre
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 301.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.05 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 club downwards and BI.
Inscription in Greek at left, Phoenician letter between legs, monogram at right.
By 1960: with George Allen and Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of George Allen and Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, February 11, 1960
Gift of Messrs. George Allen and Robert E. Hecht, Jr.