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353, Lot: 200. Estimate $400.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (23mm, 6.85 g, 12h). Dated CY 50 (77/6 BC). Laureate bust of Melkart right / Eagle standing left on prow, with palm frond over shoulder; to left, LN (date) above club; ∆ to right, Phoenician beth between legs. DCA-Tyre 493; Rouvier –; HGC 10, 358 (unlisted date); DCA 921 corr. (citation to CNG 31 is erroneous); BMC –; Triton IX, lot 1050. VF, minor die rust and flan crack. Very rare date for half shekel.