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Lot # 267 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$750 / Price Realized: US$750
Phoenicia. Tyre. Shekel
Phoenicia. Tyre. Shekel, 14.23gg. (11h). Phoenicia, Tyre, Year 144 = 18/19 AD. Obv: Laureate head of Melqart right with lionskin knotted around neck. Rx: [TVPOV IEPA] KAI AV]OV Eagle standing left on prow, palm over its shoulder, club and date PM in field before, K[P] and monogram behind, Phoenician letter beth between eagle's legs. RPC 4657 (6 spec.). Prieur 1417. BM 199. Areas of reverse flatly struck. EF.

Ex Berk 146, 29 November 2005, lot 146.

Struck during the lifetime of Jesus, about ten years before the crucifixion.
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