Province Syria Phoenice
City Tyre 
Region Phoenicia
Reign Gordian III
Obverse inscription IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Gordian III, r., seen from front, with gorgoneion on cuirass
Reverse inscription COL TYRIORVM MET
Reverse design temple with six columns and rounded pediment enclosing Astarte standing l., placing r. on trophy to l. and holding sceptre, crowned by Victory on column to r.; in exergue, palm tree, altar and murex shell

Coin no. 1 of RPC VII.2, 3586

 

Museum Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (Austria)
Inventory no. GR 38339
Reference
Diameter 31.2
Weight 23.11
Axis 12
Note pierced