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Triton XXII, Lot: 360. Estimate $400.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (23.5mm, 13.73 g, 1h). Dated CY 149 (AD 23/4). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PMΘ (date) above club; to right, KP above unclear monogram; uncertain Phoenician letter between legs; TVPOV [IEPAΣ KAI] AΣVΛOV around. DCA-Tyre 537; Rouvier –; RPC –; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC –. In NGC encapsulation, 4282170-012, graded VF, Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5. Struck during the lifetime of Christ. Very rare date.