Phonicia Tripolis - Dioscuri




Province Phoenicia
City Tripolis
Size (mm) 25
Weight (g) 11.79
Die Axis 0
Tariff 1/16 stater
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OΠ ΔIAΔOVMENIANOC KAI
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and cuirassed bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus Caesar
Rev. Leg. TPIΠO/ΛITΩN /ΘKΦ
Rev. Desc. The Dioscuri standing facing one another, each holding spear and grapes
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Tripolis remembering the heroes of Rome, patrons of safe sea voyages
References; Collection; BMC Phoenicia pg. 221, 108; SNG Copenhagen - , SNGuk_0102_0462 ; BMC Phoenicia No. 108 p.221. Vismara pp.196 No. 78-87; SNG Swiss II No. 2310; Mionnet Sup. Vol. 8; No. 257, p.292; Mionnet Vol. 5; No.449, p.405;
Notes: Dated CY 529 (AD 217/218). The Dioscuri were the sons of Jupiter (also Castor and Pollux or Tyndarides) and heroes of Rome. Often seen with lances and horses.