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430, Lot: 215. Estimate $200.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (18.5mm, 6.44 g, 1h). Dated CY 172 (AD 49/7). Laureate head of Melkart right, [lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, POB (date) above club; to right, KP above monogram; Phoenician B between legs. DCA-Tyre 912; HGC 10, 358; DCA 922. VF, lightly toned, some roughness, a couple marks on obverse. Rare date for half shekel.