TYRE SILVER SHEKEL – YEAR 172 ISSUE DURING GREAT FAMINE OF AD 46/47 – AU NGC GRADED GREEK PHOENICIA BIBLICAL COIN (Inv. 14500)
Silver Shekel, 13.93 g., 28 mm, minted in Year 172 (AD 46/47)
Obv. Laureate head of Melkart right, within dotted border.
Rev. Eagle on prow to left, POB above club in left field, KP above EPH monogram in right field, Phoenician letter B below eagle’s legs.
DCA Tyre Supplement Release 2, 645.
NGC graded AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 2/5. Historically important as it is a dated coin struck only about 13 years after the crucifixion of Christ and the year of the great famine in Syria cited in Acts 11.27-28 (see references on web http://www.biblehistory.net/newsletter/acts11_famine.htm).