Hispano-Carthaginian triple shekel

Unidentified mint in Iberia
Circa 237-227 BC

This coin was one of several issues struck by Carthage in the Iberian Peninsula to finance its military conquests (237-206 BC). In keeping with the standards and aesthetics of the Hellenistic Greek kingdoms, triple shekels were conceived as vehicles of prestige and political propaganda. The head of the god Melqart—the Punic Heracles, with a club over his shoulder—has occasionally been interpreted as a disguised portrait of Hannibal.


In this section of the catalogue you can learn about the coins that have existed through the ages, from the first pieces struck circa 600 BC to the ones used in the Late Modern Era. These objects are important testimonies of their day, providing information about the economy, politics, ideology and religious beliefs of the societies and cultures that issued them.

Denario Ibérico



As de Cesaraugusta, reverso

Hispano-Roman and Visigothic kingdom


Dobla de Muhammad XII

Middle Ages


Cien escudos de Felipe IV

Modern Era


tetradracma Ptolomeo II y Arsinoe



Tetradracma de Messana