RPC IX, 2027


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 2027
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 Fortuna-Astarte standing facing, raising right arm on trophy and holding sceptre, left foot on rock; to right, Victory standing on column, left, crowning Fortuna-Astarte; at feet, murex shell and a small statue of Marsyas, carrying wineskin over shoulder, and sometimes ambrosial rock
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Rouvier 2479; Bab 2298
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 2298 Bab 2298, pl. XXXVIII.2, rev.
2 2     Beirut-AUB: 1524 Baramki 278
3 3     IMJ: 82.04003
4 4     Ste Anne Rouvier 2479