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Triton XXII, Lot: 361. Estimate $500.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (23mm, 14.17 g, 1h). Dated CY 157 (AD 31/2). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PNZ (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; uncertain Phoenician letter between legs; TVPOV [IEPAΣ KAI AΣVΛ]OV around. DCA-Tyre 569; Rouvier –; RPC –; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC –. In NGC encapsulation, 4282171-004, graded Ch AU, Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5. Struck during the lifetime of Christ. Very rare date.