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Melqart Coin, 50 CE


Melqart Coin

This silver shekel minted in the port city of Tyre was the dominant currency in the Middle East from 126 B.C. to 65 A.D. The head is that of Melqart (a Phoenician god identified with Hercules); on the opposite side is an eagle.

The Holy Land in Coins, Yaakov Meshorer, BAR Mar 1978.

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