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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.984
Title
Five Shekels (=Decadrachm) Mint of the Camp, from the Palermo Hoard, 1958
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
270-260 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Mint of the Camp (Sicily)
Find Spot: Europe, Italy, Sicily, Palermo
Period
Hellenistic period, Early
Culture
Punic
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/188024
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
38.07 g
Die Axis
2
Denomination
five shekels
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: B'RST ('In the Land,' in Punic letters);
Provenance
acquired from Donner 1959
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Jenkins SNR 57 (1978) Ser,6, 437; SNG Cop 180; Dewing 984
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.984
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv: Head of Tanit l., wearing wreath of corn ears and single drop earrings, dotted border.
Rev: Pegasus flying r., below Punic legend, linear border.
Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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