TYRE SILVER HALF SHEKEL – SPECTACULAR SPECIMEN OF YEAR 51 (76/5 BC) – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED GREEK PHOENICIA BIBLICAL COIN (Inv. 12639)
Silver Half Shekel, 7.16 g., 23 mm, minted in Year 51 (76/5 BC).
Obv. Laureate head of Melkart right, within dotted border.
Rev. Eagle on prow to left, AN (date) and club to left, Δ to right, Phoenician letter B between legs.
DCA Tyre Supplement Release 2, 791 (same dies).
Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 175 (24 October 2007), lot 126.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, a bold strike on a specimen with huge eye appeal.