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Triton XXII, Lot: 352. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (24.5mm, 14.15 g, 1h). Dated CY 131 (AD 5/6). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PΛA (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; Phoenician B between legs; TVPOV IEPAΣ [KAI AΣVΛO]V around. DCA-Tyre 471; Rouvier –; RPC I 4653; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC –. In NGC encapsulation, 4282169-014, graded Ch XF, Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5. Struck during the lifetime of Christ.