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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1048. Estimate $600. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126 BC - 65 AD. AR Half Shekel (7.06 g, 12h). Dated CY 47 (80/79 BC). Laureate bust of Melkart right / TUROU [IERAS K]AI ASULOU, eagle standing left on prow, palm on right wing; to left, ZM above club; Phoenician 'A' between legs, monogram to right. BMC 226 var. (monogram). EF, lightly toned, small edge split, minor roughness. Struck on a broad flan, with an exceptional full bust of Melkart. ($600)