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From the Prieur Collection

Triton XXII, Lot: 373. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (23mm, 13.54 g, 1h). Dated CY 175 (AD 49/50). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, [P]OE (date) above club; to right, KP above E(PH monogram); Phoenician B between legs; TYPOY IEPAΣ [KAI AΣYΛOY] around. DCA-Tyre 652 (same obv. die as illustration = Leu 95, lot 723); Rouvier –; RPC I 4674 corr. (date); HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC 210; Prieur 1435 (this coin). Good VF, lightly toned, a hint of porosity, a few light marks on obverse. Rare date.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 81 (20 May 2009), lot 610.