Tetradrachm of Tyre (?) with bust of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 103–117

Mint: Syria, Tyre (?)


Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 14.46 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing to front on club with wings spread and head turned left.
Palm branch at right.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 400, partial); purchased at Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour