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CNG 106, Lot: 492. Estimate $750.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (21.5mm, 7.08 g, 12h). Dated CY 45 (82/1 BC). Laureate head of Melkart right, wearing lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, EM (date) above club; Δ to right, A (in Phoenician) between legs. DCA-Tyre 776; HGC 10, 358; DCA 921. Near EF, lightly toned, a couple light marks.

From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear 8 (5 February 2003), lot 265.