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TYRE SILVER SHEKEL AND HALF SHEKEL MINT SET OF YEAR 58 (69/8 BC) – EXTREMELY RARE SINGLY AND UNIQUE AS A GROUP – NGC GRADED GREEK PHOENICIA COINS (Inv. 13341)

$4,950.00

AN ANCIENT “MINT SET” OF YEAR 58 FROM THE MINT OF TYRE, PHOENICIA.
The set consists of two pieces, the larger shekel denomination and the smaller half shekel piece. Both are dated from Year 58 (HN = Tyre year 58 = 69/8 BC) and bear the same control monogram ΦΙΛ. As expected the dies were cut by the same engraver so they look very similar in style. Both of these coins are of the HIGHEST RARITY, the shekel is the only piece on the market in nearly 20 years, and the half shekel is likely UNIQUE and unpublished in Cohen’s latest work on the coinage of Tyre.

SHEKEL DENOMINATION
Silver Shekel, 13.35 g., 27 mm, minted in Year 58 (69/8 BC).
Obv. Laureate head of Melkart right, within dotted border.
Rev. Eagle on prow to left, HN (date) and club to left, ΦΙΛ control monogram to right, Phoenician letter B between legs.
DCA Tyre Supplement Release 2, no. 197.
NGC graded AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5.

HALF SHEKEL DENOMINATION
Silver Half Shekel, 6.59 g., 22 mm, minted in Year 58 (69/8 BC).
Obv. Laureate head of Melkart right, within dotted border.
Rev. Eagle on prow to left, HN (date) above club to left, ΦΙΛ monogram to right, uncertain letter between eagle’s legs.
DCA Tyre Supplement Release 2, unlisted but cf. no. 197 for a full shekel that bears the same control monogram and identical style.
NGC graded VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, likely unique and unpublished.

 

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