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Triton XXII, Lot: 356. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (23mm, 13.97 g, 12h). Dated CY 144 (AD 18/9). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PMΔ (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; Phoenician B between legs; [TVPOV IEPAΣ] KAI AΣVΛOV around. DCA-Tyre 510; Rouvier 2103; RPC I 4657; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC 199. In NGC encapsulation, 4282170-007, graded Ch AU, Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5. Struck during the lifetime of Christ.