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Triton XXII, Lot: 362. Estimate $500.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (24mm, 14.23 g, 12h). Dated CY 158 (AD 32/3). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PNH (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; no Phoenician letter between legs; TVPOV IE[PAΣ KAI AΣV]ΛOV around. DCA-Tyre 572 (same obv. die as illustration); Rouvier –; RPC –; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC –. In NGC encapsulation, 4282170-015, graded AU, Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5. Struck during the lifetime of Christ. Very rare date.