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11000365
Triton XXII, Lot: 365. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (18.5mm, 7.13 g, 1h). Dated CY 164 (AD 38/9). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PΞΔ (date) above club; to right, KP above B and monogram; Phoenician B between legts; TYPOY IE[PAΣ KAI AΣYΛ]OY around. DCA-Tyre 890 (same rev. die as illustration); Rouvier –; RPC I 4696; HGC 10, 358; DCA 922; Prieur 1466 (this coin). Good VF, deep collection tone, typical compact flan.


From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Künker 216 (8 October 2012), lot 517; LHS 100 (24 April 2007), lot 335.