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10300373
CNG 103, Lot: 373. Estimate $500.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (25mm, 13.09 g, 1h). Dated CY 150 (AD 24/5). Laureate bust of Melkart right, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PN (date) above club; to right, KP above [monogram?]; [Phoenician letter between legs]. C. Meir, “Tyrian Sheqels from the ‘Isfiya Hoard, Part Three: Crude Style,” INR 7 (2012), 179–80 (same obv. die); DCA-Tyre 355; DCA 920; HGC 10, 357. VF, find patina, double struck on reverse.