Phonicia Tripolis - Temple




Province Phoenicia
City Tripolis
Size (mm) 29
Weight (g) 18.89
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. Temple 8-columed frontal view containing statue of Astarte, flanked by 2 Tetrastyle wings surmounted by pediments
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Tripolis remembering the heroes of Rome, patrons of safe sea voyages
References; Vismara pp.196 No. 71-73 citing Rouvier Nr. 1744; BMC Phoenicia 221 Nr. 107; ANS 1944.100.72616;
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.