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Limited Hardcover Edition
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Cohen, Edward E. Dated Coins of Antiquity. Shekels of Tyre - Supplemental Photographs (Release 2). 2017. Hardbound. 551 pp. with nearly 1000 photos illustrating the text. (GR). (GR357)

Among the more popular sections of Dated Coins of Antiquity (DCA) (pages 501 to 515) has been the date and its rarity listing for the silver shekels of Tyre and the smaller half, quarter and eighth shekels bearing the local god Melkart. These coins were struck nearly continuously for 191 years, from 126 BC to 66 AD. In addition to the date written with Greek letters, most of these coins also carry a monogram (usually also in Greek letters) and a Phoenician letter - alef or bet. This first photographic supplement encompasses more than 500 different varieties of these coins, defined by their varying dates, monograms, Phoenician letters and the four denominations in silver. With the rarity listing of dates in DCA, this supplement presents the most comprehensive catalog of the reported dates, monograms and varieties for the shekels of Tyre and its minor silver denominations.

CNG is pleased to publish a limited hardcover edition of Dated Coins of Antiquity. Shekels of Tyre - Supplemental Photographs (Release 2). Release 2 nearly doubles the coverage contained in the prior release. This volume does not duplicate the material in the originalDated Coins of Antiquity (DCA), which catalogs over 6000 coins of the ancient world dated before the millennium divide, 1 BC / AD 1. Release 2 encompasses the most extensive date listing and photographic evidence for these dated coins struck nearly annually for 191 years, 126 BC through AD 65.

Release 2 has a chapter for each denomination and date that the author has confirmed in museums, private collections and the market. It includes full-size photos and an enlargement of the date, monogram and Phoenician letter (alef or bet). Nearly 1,000 photos are contained in 551 pages. Tables and graphs report the aggregate counts in museums of shekels and half shekels by year. Additional tables summarize the varieties of the shekels and half shekels and monograms each year that are contained in DCA-Tyre. Illustrations depict all the different forms of the monograms and Phoenician letters.

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