Phoenicia. Tyre half silver shekel (temple tax type), struck during the lifetime of Christ.

Ancient Coins - Phoenicia. Tyre half silver shekel (temple tax type), struck during the lifetime of Christ.
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Denomination : Silver didrachm (half shekel).

Mint : Many believe that the mint was moved from Tyre to Jerusalem some time just before 12 BC, and if this is true that would make this a Jerusalem mint coin.  I personally believe that if the mint were moved, it would have been moved to Caesarea.

Date : Year mark PLZ = 137, which is AD 11 or 12.   This is a scarce date for this coin.

Size : 20.3 x 21.0 mm.  Weight : 6.43 grams.

Reference : RPC Supplement 4687E.  Sear Greek - 5921 variety (different date). 

Grade : VF, well centred and well struck. Fairly nice for a half shekel.

Obverse : Head of Melqart right.

Reverse : Eagle standing left on a ship's prow, with a club and the date mark RLZ in the left field (the Z is actually a greek letter Dogma), with KR in the right field with a Greek letter monogram below that, with TUROU IERAS KAI ASULOU around (the entire inscription is on the flan).

价格 品种: vcoin5472
US$ 760.00
  • € 649.18
  • £ 575.99
  • AUD 1,026.36
  • CHF 756.17
  • CAD 999.94

利率: 07/17/18

发货从: Canada
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