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Exceptional Tyre Shekel – MS(star), 5/5, 5/5


PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (27mm, 14.21 g, 1h). Dated CY 51 (76/5 BC). Bust of Melkart right, wearing laurel wreath, lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, AN (date) above club; Δ to right; B (in Phoenician) between legs; TYPOY IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY around. DCA–Tyre 180; HGC 10, 357; DCA 919. In NGC encapsulation 4372218-004, graded Ch MS(star), Strike: 5/5, Surface: 5/5. Perfectly centered and struck. As good an example as can be found of this iconic series.