RPC IX, 2018


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 2018
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 and cuirassed bust of Volusian, right, seen from front
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
Axis 1
Reference Rouvier 2482
Specimens 1 (1 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     ✸ NY: 1944.100.81915 Rouvier 2482