Tetradrachm of Tyre with bust of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 110–114


Mint: Syria, Tyre

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

62.159

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right, supported by eagle standing right.
Below, club.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Laureate bust of Melqarth to right with lion’s skin around neck.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour