AR Tetradrachm of Sicily
money; coins (money)
This coin depicts a proud society that strived to overcome the troubles it faced. The obverse of this coin features the profile of Herakles, who was often compared to the patron god of Tyre, Melqart. He was a Phoenician god and is associated with the monarchy. The reverse depicts a horse head and a date palm tree, both of which were considered commodities, and act as national icons of Sicily under Carthaginian rule.
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, Fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)