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CNG 111, Lot: 378. Estimate $500.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (26mm, 13.57 g, 1h). Dated CY 172 (AD 46/7). Laureate head of Melkart right, lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, POB (date) above club; to right, KP above E and monogram; Phoenician B between legs. DCA-Tyre 645; RPC I 4672; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920. Good VF, minor roughness and light double strike on reverse.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 81 (20 May 2009), lot 608.