Melqarth Coin Sterling Silver Earrings. Adaptation. 28-27 B.C.E

Melqarth Coin Sterling Silver Earrings. Adaptation. 28-27 B.C.E

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Brand: The Israel Museum

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 Melqarth Coin Sterling Silver Earrings. Adaptation. 28-27 B.C.E
 Melqarth Coin Sterling Silver Earrings. Adaptation. 28-27 B.C.E

Description

925 Sterling Silver

Diameter: 0.8" / 2 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 from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a short description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.