Dating phoenician coins
A Carthaginian shekel, dated 237-227 BC, depicting the Punic god Melqart (equivalent of Hercules/Heracles), most likely with the features of Hamilcar Barca, father of Hannibal Barca; on the reverse is a man riding a war elephant The Phoenicians, despite their extensive trading empires, began minting coins relatively late.
Siculo-Carthaginian currency began to be issued in the mid-5th century and probably preceded Phoenicia's own Tyrian shekels, which developed c.
Good extremely fine Ex Leu 2, 1972, 259 and Morton & Eden 51, Exceptional ancient Greek...
Struck on an unusually large flan and exceptionally complete for the issue.
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM: Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC, LOT of 6 posthumous silver tetradrachms: head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin // Zeus seated left, his legs crossed, holding eagle and scepter, with the following symbols in the reverse fields: torch (VF, cleaned); torch & dolphin (VF); lion's head (Fine); 2 uncertain objects (Fine); 2 Greek letters (VG-F); and Phoenician date (nice Fine); retail value 00; lot of 6 pieces. PHOENICIA: Anonymous, circa 126 BC to 66 AD, AR shekel (14.32g), Tyre, dated CY 53 (74/3 BC), BMC-144, laureate bust of Melkart right, wearing lion's skin around his neck // eagle standing left on prow; palm frond behind; to left, ΓN (date) above club; A to right, Phoenician aleph between legs, EF, ex Lockett Collection.
Head of Tanit left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and necklace with eight pendants / Horse standing right on exergual line; three pellets to right of foreleg. Some light scratches and slight die shift on reverse. The North African metropolis of Carthage was the great rival of Rome for dominance in the post-Hellenistic Ancient World.
Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet / Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet, Phoenician legend: 'of Sidqmelek' before; all within dotted linear border within shallow incuse square.
Head of bearded Herakles wearing lion skin headdress to right, Cypriot script before / Goat with long horns and beard lying to right on dotted ground line; combined Greek and Cypriot letters around; letter to right.