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Tetradrachm of Tyre with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right, supported by eagle standing right. Below, club. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Laureate bust of Melqarth to right with lion's skin around neck. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1962: with the Court Coin Company, 10 School Street, Boston 8; February 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from The Court Coin Company for $ 45.- (this is the total cost of 62.158 and 62.159)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 110–114


Tyre, Syria


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 14.08 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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