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CNG 111, Lot: 380. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (24mm, 14.24 g, 1h). Dated CY 177 (AD 51/2). Laureate head of Melkart right, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, POZ (date) above club; to right, KP above E(PH monogram); Phoenician B between legs. DCA-Tyre 664 (same dies as illustration); RPC I 4676; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920; Prieur 1437 (this coin). Good VF, toned, typical compact flan, slight roughness. Sharply struck.

From the Michel Prieur Collection.