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From the Prieur Collection

Triton XXII, Lot: 376. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (20mm, 7.07 g, 1h). Dated CY 184 (AD 58/9). Head of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PΠΔ (date) above club; to right, KP above E(PH monogram); Phoenician B between legs; TYPOY IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY around. DCA-Tyre 919 (same dies as illustration); Rouvier –; RPC I 4705; HGC 10, 358; DCA 922; BMC –; Prieur 1475 (this coin). Good VF, lightly toned. Well centered on a broad flan for issue.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Superior (11 June 1986), lot 1423.