TYRE SILVER SHEKEL – YEAR 160 ISSUE STRUCK ONE YEAR AFTER THE CRUCIFIXION AND BEARING THE CHI-RHO CONTROL MONOGRAM – CHOICE XF GREEK PHOENICIA BIBLICAL COIN (Inv. 14884)
Silver Shekel, 12.67 g., 23 mm, minted in Year 160 (AD 34/5)
Obv. Laureate head of Melkart right, within dotted border.
Rev. Eagle on prow to left, PΞ (date) and club to left, KP above XPD monogram to right, Phoenician letter [ B ] between eagle’s legs.
Tyre Supplement Release 2, no. 583.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, struck one year after the date traditionally believed to have been the time when Christ was Crucified and with the prophetic control monogram that closely resembles the Chi-Rho, the Greek monogram for Christ’s name.