What is This ?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    The coin is Roman. The Emperor is not difficult to identify. But the reverse seems quite interesting and nearly new to me. It's a commemorative building ? Thanks for help.

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  3. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    Is it a city gate and surrounding wall?
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  4. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Thanks. The lettering on obverse is very worn. I would guess Caracalla ?
  5. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Well-Known Member

    Please rotate 90 degrees clockwise. Temple. Perspective view !
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  6. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Perfect. I guess I'm reading Tyre on reverse (TYRO).
  7. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Alexander Severus. The temple is dedicated to Melkart. BNC 421.

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  9. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    The link above, leading to cng. example, shows a coin that reads Alexander in outer right field of obverse. Intriguing !
  10. ominus1

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    good eye...kool coin Charles! :)
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  12. Factor

    Factor Well-Known Member

    Nobody is perfect, even CNG :blackeye:
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  13. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    My wife advises me that I am not perfect, my reply, your not wonder woman either!
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