PHOENICIA, Tyre - AR Half Shekel, Dated Lifetime of Christ Jewish Temple Tax Coin

Ancient Coins - PHOENICIA, Tyre - AR Half Shekel, Dated Lifetime of Christ Jewish Temple Tax Coin
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O: Laureate head of Melqarth facing right, lion's skin knotted around neck.

R: TYPOY IEPAS ASYLOY; Eagle standing left, carrying palm under right wing; in field to left, club and PMD [=year 144 =AD 18/19]; in field to right, KP; Phoenician letter between eagle's legs.

Sear #5921v, Hendin #920v, [6.48g, 20mm, 1h].

A decent example of this very hard to find type. There is a spot of poor metal, probably from removed hoard patina on the reverse that does not detract. This coin is dated to the period to have been in circulation during the time of Christ. A rare and important coin for your Judaean / Biblical collection.
Price SKU: ARhalfshekel1
US$ 348.00
  • € 309.16
  • £ 262.60
  • AUD 489.60
  • CHF 321.97
  • CAD 440.81

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