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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.

Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

|Probus|, |Probus,| |Summer| |276| |-| |September| |282| |A.D.||antoninianus|
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.

|Tacitus|, |Tacitus,| |25| |September| |275| |-| |June| |276| |A.D.||antoninianus|
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 Possibly unpublished.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 -, Venèra -, 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


Maximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D.

|Maximian|, |Maximian,| |286| |-| |305,| |306| |-| |308,| |and| |310| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Aurelian established the Tripolis mint, c. 274 A.D., which minted antoniniani and a few aureus types until it closed during the join reign of Diocletian and Maximian, c. 287 A.D. The Tripolis coins of Aurelian and Tacitus are not clearly mint-marked to identify Tripolis, but after Tacitus, Tripolis coins are marked "TR" in the reverse field. There were several cities within the Roman Empire named Tripolis. The most likely city that hosted the Roman mint was the Tripolis south of Antioch, which today is Tripoli, Lebanon.
RB12189. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 625, SRCV IV 13145, Cohen VI 366, Hunter IV -, gVF, desert patina, weight 4.14 g, maximum diameter 21.6 mm, die axis 180o, Tripolis (Tripoli, Lebanon) mint, c. 286 - 287 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG (to Jove the protector of the two Emperors), Victory walking right, presenting wreath in right hand to Jupiter, palm frond over shoulder in left hand, Jupiter standing left, globe in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left, TR in center, XXI in exergue; SOLD







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