RPC I, 4642


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4642
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Tyre
Reign Augustus
Dating 16/15 BC
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Heracles (Melqart) with lion skin knotted about neck, right
Reverse inscription ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ, ΡΙΑ
Reverse design eagle standing, left, on prow of galley, and with palm on wing; to left, club; date in Greek numbers, with monogram or Greek letters; below eagle, Phoenician letter
Metal silver
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note The letters ΚΡ occur occasionally, or in the form of ΚΑΡ on the reverse.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 2092 Rouvier 2083
2 2     L BMC 188
3 3     Beirut-AUB Baramki 78
4 4     ✸ CNG EA 294, 16 Jan. 2013, lot 390