TYRE SILVER SHEKEL – ISSUE OF YEAR 116 (11/10 BC) FEW YEARS BEFORE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST – CHOICE VF NGC GRADED GREEK PHOENICIA COIN (Inv. 13959)
Silver Shekel, 13.83 g., 25 mm, minted in Year 116 (11/10 BC).
Obv. Laureate head of Melkart right, within dotted border.
Rev. Eagle on prow to left, PIΣ (date) above club in left field, KP over control monogram in right field, Aleph between eagle’s legs.
DCA Tyre Supplement Release 2, no. 431.
NGC graded CHOICE VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, a shekel struck during the reign of Augustus, some 5 to 6 year before the birth of Christ.