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Tetradrachm of Tyre with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right; eagle to right, below. Club in field at right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Laureate bust of Herakles-Melkart to right, lion's skin knotted around his neck. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 98–117

Mint

Tyre, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.01 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.113

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins