RPC III, 3888

 

Image of specimen #4

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 3888
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Tyre
Reign Trajan
Issue Year 238
Dating AD 112/13
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Heracles-Melqarth (lightly bearded) with lion skin, r.
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕWΣ (in lines)
Reverse design club surmounted by monogram ΤΥΡ; to l., ΗΛΣ; to r., Phoenician letters לצר (‘of Tyre’); all in oak wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 25 mm
Average weight 11.86 g
Axis 12
Reference Rouvier 2235, BMC 332
Specimens 12 (8 in the core collections)
Note BMC 332 analysis 10529T. /3, /5, /7 and /16 now transferred to 3888A. Other coins listed under 3888 may also belong there.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 332
2     L BMC 333
4     ✸ P: 2149
6     G: 3396
8     O
9     NY: 1944.100.72997
10     NY: 1944.100.72998
11     NY: 1923.150.252
12     CNG EA 245 (2010) lot 293
13     AUB 141
14     AUB 142
15     AUB 143