Numismatics

Hispano-Carthaginian triple shekel

Silver
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.

Catalogue

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

Protohistory

         

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

Egypt

       

Tetradracma de Messana

Greece