RPC I, 4640


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4640
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Tyre
Reign Augustus
Dating 18/17 BC
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Heracles (Melqart) with lion skin knotted about neck, r.
Reverse inscription ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ, ΡΘ
Reverse design eagle standing, l., on prow of galley, and with palm on wing; to l., club; date in Greek numbers, with monogram or Greek letters; below eagle, Phoenician letter
Metal Silver
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 13.72 g
Axis 1, 12
Specimens 6
Note The letters ΚΡ occur occasionally, or in the form of ΚΑΡ on the reverse.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     NY: 1943.143.11
2     ✸ NY: 1944.100.72856
3     NY: 1944.100.72857
4     P: 2089 Rouvier 2080
5     CNG Triton XXII, 8 Jan. 2019, lot 347
6     CNG 118, 13 Sept. 2021, lot 398