We were shopping around the coin bourse Sunday & this shekel of Tyre spoke to me. It is now making friends with the other ancient coins in my collection. Tyre, Phoenicia AR Tetradrachm (Shekel) ca. 103-102 B.C. Obv: Melqarth Head right with lion skin knotted around neck. Rev: Eagle perched left. ΔK (=103-102 BC) over club to left and HΠΔ monogram to right. TYΡOY IEΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY. Grade: a EF with nice fabric & struck only slightly off-center causing (TYΡOY) IEΡAΣ to run off the flan. Other: S-5918-20 Please post ‘em if you got ‘em. Let’s see a pile-on of betrayal shekels. BTW, here is a cool thread discussing the authentication of the betrayal shekel: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/real-shekel-or-not.332761/ IMHO, the betrayal shekel has become one of the World’s most over-priced ancient coins & it is also one of the most counterfeited. Since it is so profitable to counterfeit, there are apparently lots of really well-made counterfeits. Do you folks think I stumbled across a good example or did I get snookered? I did buy it from a substancially well-known dealer so my coin comes with a warm-fuzzy guaranty of being genuine. There is so much profit to be made counterfeiting the “betrayal shekel” that the best counterfeiter could certainly fool me. I’d just like to get all your eyes on this coin & hear your opinions (while I continue to look for a match on the counterfeit lists.......).