Phoenicia, Tyre AR Shekel 435 - 410 BC

Obv: Dolphin right over triple line of waves, murex below in Phoenician "one-thirteeth of a mina" above

Rev: Owl standing right, crook and flail over left shoulder with "incuse" outline around "entice" design

12.93 Grams, 22 mm diameter. Condition: VF with some light porosity and die rust.


Ruins of Main Road of Tyre "as is"


Tyre rare incuse outline and written value

The first shekels of Tyre have some interesting features that are rare on greek coins.

The value is stated in Phoenician as "one-thirteeth of a mina"on the obverse.

The reverse design is raised but with an incuse outline.