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Prieur Plate Coin

CNG 111, Lot: 373. Estimate $500.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (21mm, 7.12 g, 12h). Dated CY 87 (40/39 BC). Laureate head of Melkart right, lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, ΠZ (date) above club; ΣA monogram to right, Phoenician B between legs. DCA-Tyre 296; RPC I 4681A (this coin referenced); HGC 10, 358; DCA 921; Prieur 1443 (this coin). Good VF, toned, a little off center. Rare with this monogram.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex J.-P. Righetti Collection (Part 8, Münzen & Medaillen GmbH 20, 10 October 2006), lot 878; Numismatica Ars Classica B (25 February 1992), lot 1544.