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247, Lot: 175. Estimate $200.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (29mm, 14.28 g, 12h). Dated CY 82 (45/4 BC). Laureate bust of Melkart right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm frond behind; to left, ΠB (date) above club; O/ΔI to right, Phoenician bet between legs. Rouvier -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; HGC 10, 357 corr. (ΠB = CY 482 [5/4 BC]); cf. RPC I 4621 (citing specimens in Paris and Munich, right field letters unspecified); CNG E-205, lot 243; Heritage 3002, lot 2051 var. (BN to right of eagle). Good VF, handsomely toned, light graffito (“X”) before eagle. A seemingly rare date.