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Triton XXII, Lot: 369. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (24mm, 14.05 g, 12h). Dated CY 171 (AD 45/6). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, POA (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; Phoenician B between legs; TYPOY IEPAΣ [KAI AΣYΛOY] around. DCA-Tyre 636 (this coin illustrated); cf. Rouvier 2116; RPC I 4671; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC –. In NGC encapsulation, 4282171-014, graded AU, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 3/5.