RPC III, 3863


Image of specimen #6


Coin type
Volume III
Number 3863
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Berytus
Reign Uncertain
Issue Small denominations
Dating Second century?
Obverse inscription COL
Obverse design Marsyas standing left (occasionally right) holding wineskin
Reverse inscription BER
Reverse design prow right (occasionally left)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 12 mm
Axis 6
Reference S 900–1031, Rouvier 478–80
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)
Note The module is slightly smaller than 3858. Beirut excavations = Butcher, Small Change nos.404-16.; Most of the coins have COL; Marsyas l./BER; prow l.(S 900-1008), but there are many variants and the inscription or part of the inscription is sometimes retrograde (see S 1009-31 for details) In RPC III, BMC 31 and BM 193-7-15-1 appeared under both 3858 and 3963, and have now been deleted from 3863.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
2 2     L BMC 33
4 4     L BMC 35
5 5     L BMC 46
6 6     ✸ Leeds-UL: 1253