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A friend of mine bought this coin back in 2019 and he showed it to me early in 2021 and I have loved the coin since then. After talking with him about it several times, he decided he could part with it, so it is now on its way to my collection. I am THRILLED to add it, as a shekel of Tyre has been on my list of types I want for a long time. Please feel free to post anything related! 

PHOENICIA. Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR shekel (29mm, 14.27 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU★ 5/5 - 5/5. Dated Civic Year 24 (103/2 BC). Laureate head of Melqart right, lion skin around neck / TYPOY IEPAΣ-KAI AΣYΛOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm frond over left wing; to left, ΔK (date) above club; to right, M, Phoenician alef between legs. DCA Tyre 77. DCA 919. Amazing toning with blue and purple hues.

Ex. Coin Galleries (Stacks) September 10, 2008, lot 138

Ex. Spink, April 1939

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That is one of the best shekels of Tyre I’ve ever seen @Kazuma78. Wow! Congrats man. 🙂 😳

...here is my NOT a Shekel of Tyre (it’s an earlier tet of Antiochos VII). 
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Seleucid Empire
Antiochos VII Sidites, 138-129 BC
AR Tetradrachm, Tyre mint, struck ca. 131-130 BC (SE 182)
Wt.: 13.47 g
Dia.: 28 mm
Obv.: Antiochus VII Diademed and draped bust right
Rev.: Eagle standing left on prow left; palm frond behind; to left, monogram above club surmounted by Tyre monogram; to right, monogram above BΠP (date); monogram between legs
Ref.: SC 2109.10c; HGC 9, 1074; DCA 198

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11 minutes ago, Kazuma78 said:

A friend of mine bought this coin back in 2019 and he showed it to me early in 2021 and I have loved the coin since then. After talking with him about it several times, he decided he could part with it, so it is now on its way to my collection. I am THRILLED to add it, as a shekel of Tyre has been on my list of types I want for a long time. Please feel free to post anything related! 

PHOENICIA. Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR shekel (29mm, 14.27 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU★ 5/5 - 5/5. Dated Civic Year 24 (103/2 BC). Laureate head of Melqart right, lion skin around neck / TYPOY IEPAΣ-KAI AΣYΛOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm frond over left wing; to left, ΔK (date) above club; to right, M, Phoenician alef between legs. DCA Tyre 77. DCA 919. Amazing toning with blue and purple hues.

Ex. Coin Galleries (Stacks) September 10, 2008, lot 138

Ex. Spink, April 1939

Screenshot_20220531-180205_Chrome.thumb.jpg.13712e53790601a8d3a157d36b2ebfb0.jpgScreenshot_20220531-180232_Chrome.thumb.jpg.c7a6dbceb40dfef207eefffe7a0cd8a0.jpgScreenshot_20220531-194648_Chrome.thumb.jpg.f89a7f1326bd4eeba485a97c3ba3e141.jpg

 

 

So many stunning coins lately!! That is a gorgeous shekel, congrats on the acquisition!!!

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1 hour ago, Kazuma78 said:

A friend of mine bought this coin back in 2019 and he showed it to me early in 2021 and I have loved the coin since then. After talking with him about it several times, he decided he could part with it, so it is now on its way to my collection. I am THRILLED to add it, as a shekel of Tyre has been on my list of types I want for a long time. Please feel free to post anything related! 

PHOENICIA. Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR shekel (29mm, 14.27 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU★ 5/5 - 5/5. Dated Civic Year 24 (103/2 BC). Laureate head of Melqart right, lion skin around neck / TYPOY IEPAΣ-KAI AΣYΛOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm frond over left wing; to left, ΔK (date) above club; to right, M, Phoenician alef between legs. DCA Tyre 77. DCA 919. Amazing toning with blue and purple hues.

Ex. Coin Galleries (Stacks) September 10, 2008, lot 138

Ex. Spink, April 1939

Screenshot_20220531-180205_Chrome.thumb.jpg.13712e53790601a8d3a157d36b2ebfb0.jpgScreenshot_20220531-180232_Chrome.thumb.jpg.c7a6dbceb40dfef207eefffe7a0cd8a0.jpgScreenshot_20220531-194648_Chrome.thumb.jpg.f89a7f1326bd4eeba485a97c3ba3e141.jpg

 

That's an absolutely gorgeous example! 

Congratulations! 

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1 hour ago, CPK said:

So many stunning coins lately!! That is a gorgeous shekel, congrats on the acquisition!!!

Thanks! I am thrilled to have been able to acquire it. 

7 minutes ago, robinjojo said:

That's an absolutely gorgeous example! Congratulations! 

Thanks! 

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3 hours ago, Kazuma78 said:

A friend of mine bought this coin back in 2019 and he showed it to me early in 2021 and I have loved the coin since then. After talking with him about it several times, he decided he could part with it, so it is now on its way to my collection. I am THRILLED to add it, as a shekel of Tyre has been on my list of types I want for a long time.

That must be one of the finest of its kind. It is on the high end of "5" and just wonderful!

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These coins copying the Tyrian style, of Balas, Antiochos Vll and Demetrios ll were they for local use? Or were they produced and ended up as the temple tax for 2 people?  Its not the coins for me its About the coins. A bit like the Egyptianizing bronzes of Ant lV. Examples can be beautiful, but for me its only skin deep!

 

Still nice coins!

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10 hours ago, Kazuma78 said:

A friend of mine bought this coin back in 2019 and he showed it to me early in 2021 and I have loved the coin since then. After talking with him about it several times, he decided he could part with it, so it is now on its way to my collection. I am THRILLED to add it, as a shekel of Tyre has been on my list of types I want for a long time. Please feel free to post anything related! 

PHOENICIA. Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR shekel (29mm, 14.27 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU★ 5/5 - 5/5. Dated Civic Year 24 (103/2 BC). Laureate head of Melqart right, lion skin around neck / TYPOY IEPAΣ-KAI AΣYΛOY, eagle standing left on prow, palm frond over left wing; to left, ΔK (date) above club; to right, M, Phoenician alef between legs. DCA Tyre 77. DCA 919. Amazing toning with blue and purple hues.

Ex. Coin Galleries (Stacks) September 10, 2008, lot 138

Ex. Spink, April 1939

Screenshot_20220531-180205_Chrome.thumb.jpg.13712e53790601a8d3a157d36b2ebfb0.jpgScreenshot_20220531-180232_Chrome.thumb.jpg.c7a6dbceb40dfef207eefffe7a0cd8a0.jpgScreenshot_20220531-194648_Chrome.thumb.jpg.f89a7f1326bd4eeba485a97c3ba3e141.jpg

 

Wow, you’re not kidding. Congratulations! Truly a phenomenal coin. 

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