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Shekel (Coin) Depicting the God Melkarth

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

31-30 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Tyre, Syria

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the god Melkarth (also spelled Melkart, Melqart) wearing a crown of laurels.

On the back an eagle stands facing left, a palm branch visible over its right wing. This side of the coin also bears an as yet untranslated inscription.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Shekel (Coin) Depicting the God Melkarth

Place

Tyre (Minted in)

Date

31 BCE–30 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.6 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1160

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