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Triton XXII, Lot: 359. Estimate $500.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (23.5mm, 14.24 g, 1h). Dated CY 148 (AD 22/3). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PMH (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; no Phoenician letter between legs; TVPOV [IEPAΣ KAI] AΣVΛOV around. DCA-Tyre 535; Rouvier –; RPC I 4660; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC 202 var. (monogram). In NGC encapsulation, 4282170-011, graded AU, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5. Struck during the lifetime of Christ. Very rare date.