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From the Prieur Collection

Triton XXII, Lot: 374. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (22.5mm, 14.02 g, 1h). Dated CY 181 (AD 55/6). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PΠA (date) above club; to right, KP above E(PH monogram); Phoenician A between legs; [TYPOY IEPAΣ K]AI AΣ[YΛOY] around. DCA-Tyre 669 & 669A corr. (letter between legs; same dies as illustrations); Rouvier –; RPC I 4679; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; BMC 211 corr. (letter between legs; same dies); Prieur 1440 (this coin). Good VF, lightly toned, light cleaning marks, small flan flaw on obverse. Extremely rare date, only two recorded, none in CoinArchives, and apparently the only example showing the letters between the eagle’s legs.


From the Michel Prieur Collection.