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CNG 91, Lot: 371. Estimate $300.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (21mm, 6.34 g, 12h). Dated CY 48 (79/8 BC). Laureate bust of Melkart right, lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, HM (date) above club; monogram to right, Phoenician B between legs. Rouvier –; HGC 10, 358; DCA 921. VF, darkly toned, a couple spots of roughness on reverse. Rare date for half shekel.

From a Continental Collection.