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Lot 2107      

Estimate $500

PHOENICIA, Tyre, (c.2nd century B.C. - 1st century A.D.), silver shekel or tetrarachm, (14.26 grams), Tyre mint, issued 78-77 B.C., obv. laureate head of Melqarth beardless to right, rev. eagle to left with closed wings, acrrying palm, standing on prow of ship, club to left, to left QM ( = 49 (= 78-7 B.C.), to right D, Phoenician letter between legs, around TYPOU IEP[AS] KAI ASULOU, (S.5918, BMC 141, Hendin 305). Large flan and slightly off centred on reverse, some minor porosity near base of coin, otherwise extremely fine.

Ex. Superior Auctions USA, 10-11 December 1993, (lot 1752).

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