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Roman Provincials: Phoenicia-Sidon


Anonymous Issue during Trajan era, 116-117, AE24, Phoenicia-Sidon
(No legend)
Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right, aphlaston behind, * before
SIDWNOS-IERAS
Cart of Astarte on two wheels facing right, four columns supporting roof, above which emerge four palm branches, dotted lines of ornament on roof and body of cart, baetyl on base and emanating rays within cart
ZKS (year 227) in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 8.62g
SNG Copenhangen 247; BMC Phoenicia p. 175, 197ff


Caracalla, AR Tetradrachm, 215-217, Phoenicia-Tyre
AYT KAI AN_TWNINOC CE
Laureate head right
ΔH_MAP-EΞ YΠATO_C Δ
Eagle standing facing, head left, tail left, wings spread, Europa on bull right between legs
24mm x 27mm, 13.89g
Prieur 1356 variant (Population 6)

Note: The plated example of Prieur 1356 has reverse legend breaks ΔH_MAP E_Ξ YΠATOC-Δ


Elagabalus, 218-222, AE24, Phoenicia-Sidon
IMP C M A...AV
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
COL-PIA
Cart of Astarte on two wheels facing left, four columns supporting roof, above which emerge four palm branches, dotted lines of ornament on roof and body of cart, baetyl on base within cart
SID in exergue
24mm x 25mm, 8.56g
BMC Phoenicia 255v


Julia Maesa, 218-224/225, AE24, Phoenicia-Sidon
IVL MAE_SA AVG
Draped bust right
COL-AVR-PIA-METR
Tetrastyle temple with central arch, Victories (?) as acroteria, Marsyas (Silenos) within, standing right, wine-skin in left hand and over shoulder, right hand raised
SIDON in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 7.42g
BMC --; SNG Copenhagen --; Lindgren-Kovacs --; Apparently unpublished, but Classical Numismatic Group sold an example in 2001