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Triton XXII, Lot: 353. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (24mm, 14.31 g, 12h). Dated CY 135 (AD 9/10). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PΛE (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; Phoenician B between legs; TVPOV [IEPAΣ] KAI AΣVΛOV around. DCA-Tyre 484; Rouvier –; RPC I 4654; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC –. In NGC encapsulation, 4282170-001, graded AU, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5. Struck during the lifetime of Christ.