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Two Issues from the Time of Christ

CNG 109, Lot: 355. Estimate $400.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (24.5mm, 13.94 g, 12h). Dated CY 144 (AD 18/9). Laureate head of Melkart right, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PMΔ (date) above club; KP above monogram to right, Phoenician A between legs. DCA-Tyre 509; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920. VF, lightly toned, some roughness at edge on obverse, minor double strike on reverse.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 314 (6 November 2013), lot 174.