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Tripolis, Phoenicia (Tripoli, Lebanon)

The Tripolis mint was established by Aurelian. Coins of Aurelian and Tacitus from Tripolis are not clearly mintmarked, but after Tacitus, Tripolis coins are marked "TR" in the reverse center field. Dates of operation: 270 - c. 286. Mintmarks: TR in center field.


Tacitus, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.

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Although Ares was viewed by the Greeks primarily as destructive and destabilizing, worthy of contempt and revulsion, for the Romans, Mars represented military power as a way to secure peace, and was a father (pater) of the Roman people.
RA87254. Billon double aureliani, MER-RIC 4114 (11 spec.), BnF XII 1847, RIC V-1 214 (R), Hunter IV -, Venra -, F, well centered, light corrosion, weight 4.323 g, maximum diameter 23.2 mm, die axis 0o, Tripolis (Tripoli, Lebanon) mint, issue 2, Jan - Jun 276; obverse IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse CLEMENTIA TEMP (time of peace and calm), Mars standing left, wearing helmet and military garb, branch in right hand, vertical spear point up and shield at feet in left hand, star lower left, I A in exergue; very rare type, very rare denomination; $100.00 (85.00)


Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

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The Roman imperial mint at Tripolis (Tripoli, Lebanon) was only open from 270 to about 286 A.D.
RS65428. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 927, Choice EF, weight 4.004 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 180o, Tripolis (Tripoli, Lebanon) mint, obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse CLEMENTIA TEMP (time of peace and calm), emperor standing right, scepter in left, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left holding scepter surmounted by a wreath, XXI in exergue; full circle centering on both obverse and reverse; scarce mint; SOLD


Tacitus, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.

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RIC does not list this mint mark for the rare antoniniani of Tacitus struck at Tripolis. Possibly unpublished.
RA09638. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 4083 (2 spec.), BnF XII 1815, RIC V-1 -, Hunter IV -, Venra -, VF, weight 3.98 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, 8th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, issue 2, Dec 275 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse CLEMENTIA TEMP (time of peace and calm), Mars standing left holding branch and spear, shield at feet, H in exergue; very rare; SOLD







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