TYRE SILVER SHEKEL – EXCEPTIONAL CHRIST LIFETIME YEAR 144 (AD 18/9) SPECIMEN – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED GREEK PHOENICIA COIN (Inv. 12640)
Silver Shekel, 14.21 g., 25 mm, minted in Year 144 (AD 18/9), struck during the LIFETIME OF CHRIST.
Obv. Laureate head of Melkart right, within dotted border.
Rev. Eagle on prow to left, PMΔ (date) and club to left, KP and monogram to right, Phoenician letter ? between legs.
DCA Tyre Supplement Release 2, 510 (same obverse die).
Ex Coin Galleries (12 February 1997), lot 210.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, an exceptional, high grade specimen, traces of the original encrustation on the reverse.