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Triton XXII, Lot: 357. Estimate $750.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (25mm, 14.22 g, 12h). Dated CY 145 (AD 19/20). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PME (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; Phoenician B between legs; TVPOV IEPA[Σ KAI] AΣVΛOV around. DCA-Tyre 522 (same dies as illustration); Rouvier –; RPC I 4658; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC –. In NGC encapsulation, 4282170-008, graded MS, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 5/5. Struck during the lifetime of Christ.