RPC IX, 1997


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 1997
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Tyre
Reign Trebonianus Gallus
Person (obv.) Trebonianus Gallus (Augustus)
Nominative Imperator Caesar Gaius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus Augustus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL TYRO METRO
Reverse design above: Fortuna-Astarte standing facing, raising right arm on trophy and holding long standard; to right, Victory standing on column, left, crowning Fortuna-Astarte, and club downwards; at feet, murex shell and a small statue of Marsyas, carrying wineskin over shoulder; below, four Tychai, from left to right: Fortuna raising arm, Fortuna holding up offerings, Fortuna pouring libation on altar and Fortuna raising arm
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 7, 12
Reference Rouvier 2461; BMC 438
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–4: same pair of dies.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1908,0110.1394 BMC 438
2 2     ✸ P: 846, Chandon
3 3     Falghera 2462 = Schulten, 1 Apr. 1989, lot 658
4 4     Lindgren III, 1477