Tetradrachm of Tyre with bust of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 98–117


Mint: Syria, Tyre

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.113

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right.
Eagle to right, below. Club in field at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Laureate bust of Herakles-Melkart to right, lion’s skin knotted around his neck.
Inscription in Greek.

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