RPC IX, 2017


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 2017
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Tyre
Reign Trebonianus Gallus
Person (obv.) Volusian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG
Nominative Imperator Caesar Gaius Vibius Volusianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL TYRO METRO
Reverse design Cadmus standing left, holding patera, spear and drapery; at feet, left, bull lying; at top, left, city gate of Thebes with towers; under the gate, ΘΗΒƐ; at right, murex shell
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note For a similar reverse for Aegeae (with Alexander Instead of Kadmos?), see https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/5529

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Banque du Liban, Berouth (ex Nehmé Tabet coll.)
2 2     A. Perrier coll.