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CNG 111, Lot: 379. Estimate $500.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (24mm, 14.26 g, 1h). Dated CY 176 (AD 50/1). Laureate head of Melkart right, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, POς (date) above club; to right, KP above E(PH monogram); Phoenician B between legs. DCA-Tyre 660 (same obv. die as illustration); RPC I 4675; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; Prieur 1436 (this coin). Good VF, toned, typical compact flan. Sharp date.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex A.K. Collection (Triton XIV, 4 January 2011), lot 558, no. B049; Sternberg [VI] (25 November 1976), lot 727.