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CNG 106, Lot: 494. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (24.5mm, 14.21 g, 12h). Dated CY 144 (AD 18/9). Laureate head of Melkart right, wearing lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PMΔ (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; [letter between legs]. Cf. DCA-Tyre 510; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920. Near EF, lightly toned, some deposits, reverse off center, flaw on reverse.

From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (12 February 1997), lot 210.