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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 411. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126 BC - 65 AD. AR Tetradrachm / Shekel (13.94 gm). Dated year 159 (33/4 AD). Laureate bust of Melkart right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm on right wing; date above club to left, Phoenician "B" between legs, KP and AN monogram to right. BMC Phoenicia pg. 249, 204 var. (monogram); RPC I 4663. Nice VF. ($1500)

The AN monogram does not appear on any Tyrian shekel of the period.

According to the traditional chronology, this coin was struck in the year of the crucifixion of Jesus.