RPC III, 3888A


Image of specimen #7


Coin type
Volume III
Number 3888A
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 ΤΥΡΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕWΣ (in lines)
Reverse design club; to l., ΗΛΣ; To r., Phoenician letters לצר (‘of Tyre’); all in oak wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rouvier 2239, BMC 356
Specimens 7 (3 in the core collections)
Note More specimens may perhaps be included in 3888.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 356
2     Cop SNG 340
3     G: 3397
4     Ebay Boersma 2018
5     CGT coll., ex Ebay
6     Rouvier ( = Rouvier 2239 with pl. XIX.18) has the inscription around the reverse, as on later coins
7     ✸ Leu EA 24, 3 Dec. 2022, lot 2357