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“Crucifixion” Shekel

430, Lot: 213. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (23mm, 13.50 g, 12h). Dated CY 159 (AD 33/4). Laureate head of Melkart right, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, PNΘ (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; Phoenician B between legs. DCA-Tyre 580; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920. VF, toned, compact flan, a few scratches on obverse. Clear date.

According to the traditional chronology, this coin was struck in the year of Jesus' crucifixion.