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422, Lot: 299. Estimate $100.
Sold for $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (23mm, 6.11 g, 12h). Dated CY 47 (80/79 BC). Laureate bust of Melkart right, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond behind; to left, ZM (date) above club; uncertain control to right, uncertain Phoenician letter between legs. Cf. DCA-Tyre 780–1; HGC 10, 358; DCA 921. Fine, rough surfaces, laminations.