Melqarth Coin Sterling Silver Bookmark. Adaptation. 28-27 B.C.E
925 Sterling silver
Length: 6" / 15 cm
The silver Shekel, minted in 28-27 at Tyre, is one of a hoard of 561 silver coins that were found during the excavations at Qumran. This adaptation features the side depicting the head of the Phoenician god Melqarth, in his Hellenized form of Heracles.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a small description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.