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Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, May 22, 2020.

  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    So far, I've seen very few coins with the bust of the Emperor occupying two third of the obverse. The following coin was struck at Tyre- Phoenicia and it shows Melkart's bust occupying all the obverse (No legend there). Reverse has a club surrounded by the Greek legend TYROS METROPOLEON. It weighs 9.98 g. Please feel free to post any similar coin, or whatever you like from Tyre or Phoenicia.

    MelkaTyre.JPG Melkar T R.JPG
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  3. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Nice coin.
    It's RPC 6825. There you can see the full legend.

    Here is another from Tyre


    Trajan, 98-117 AD.
    Phoenicia, Tyre
    AR Tetradrachm
    Dated year 18 (113/4 AD).
    Obv.: AΥTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANOC CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, Laureate head right; club and eagle below
    Rev.: ΔHMAΡC EΞ IH ΥΠATϚ , Tyche seated right on rocks, holding grain ears and poppies, river-god Orontes swimming right below.
    Ag, 23.3mm, 14.28 g
    Prieur 1501.
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
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  4. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    Phoenicia, Tyre, Pseudo-autonomous civic issue
    Time of Roman Emperor Trajan 112/113 A.D.

    O: Laureate head of Melqart right with lion-skin knotted around neck

    R: MH-TPO / ΠOΛ-EωΣ across fields of club surmounted by monogram TYP('Tyre); in field, date ΗΛΣ(Struck year 238 of the City Era) and Phoenician letters('of Tyre'); all in oak wreath.
  5. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Thanks for these info and nice coins. I was also offered a superb ancient model of a Phoenician ship. Of course, I can never afford it. It could be from Tyre , as well. The model is nearly 60 cm. long. Here are 2 shots from both sides.

    Modship.JPG ModPhoe.JPG
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