RPC II, 2053


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume II
Number 2053
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Sidon
Reign Vespasian
Issue Year 186
Dating AD 75/6
Obverse inscription
Obverse design bust of young Dionysus, right, crowned with ivy
Reverse inscription ΣΙΔΩΝΟΣ ΘΕΑΣ, ϚΠΡ (in field)
Reverse design prow, left, stem terminating in volute; on prow, turreted Astarte standing, left, holding aphlaston and cruciform standard; on right, Phoenician inscription
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Reference Rouvier —
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L BMC 192
2 2     Beirut-AUB Baramki 194 and pl. XXIV, 7