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CNG 111, Lot: 377. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (18mm, 7.13 g, 12h). Dated CY 170 (AD 44/5). Laureate head of Melkart right, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PO (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; Phoenician A between legs. DCA-Tyre 904 (this coin illustrated); RPC I Supp. 4701A; HGC 10, 358; DCA 922. Good VF, toned, typical compact flan, slight die shift on obverse.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Künker 216 (8 October 2012), lot 519; LHS 100 (24 April 2007), lot 337.