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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Caracalla| > SH59991
Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Sidon, Phoenicia
The principal male god of Sidon was Eshmun, a god of healing associated by the Greeks and Romans with Asclepius. However, Astarte, a goddess of fertility, sexuality, and war associated with Aphrodite, was probably considered his superior.
SH59991. Silver tetradrachm, Prieur 1359, VF, Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) mint, weight 12.768g, maximum diameter 25.7mm, die axis 40o, 215 - 217 A.D.; obverse AYT KAI ANTWNINOC CE, laureate head right; reverse ∆H MAP E YΠATOC ∆, eagle standing facing, wings open, head and tail left, wreath in beak, cart of Astarte between legs; SOLD











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