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.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Greek
- Shekel (Coin) Depicting the God Melkarth
- Tyre (Minted in)
- 31 BCE–30 BCE
- Reverse: ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ
- Diam.: 2.6 cm (1 1/16 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze