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29 Elagabalus18 viewsELAGABALUS
AE25 of Byblus, Phoenicia.

AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IEPAC BYBLOY, hexastyle temple with central arch, Astarte standing facing within, foot on prow, holding sceptre, being crowned by Nike on column to r.

SNG Cop 145, BMC 52
Sosius
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(0098)TRAJAN25 views98 - 117 AD
(111/12 AD)
AE 24 mm, 11.99 g
O: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ laureate head of Trajan, r.
R: ΑΣΚΑΛΩ Tyche-Astarte standing, l., on prow with standard and aphlaston; in l. field, incense altar; in r. field, dove standing l.; to r., date ƐIC
Judaea, Ascalon
Ref. RPC 3 No. 3987; De Saulcy 9; BMC 145; rare
laney
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(0117) HADRIAN16 views117 - 138 AD
AE 22 mm; 9.07 g
O: laureate head right.
R: car of Astarte: cult xoanon within,set on two-wheeled base.
Phoenicia, Sidon; SNG Copenhagen 253; BMC 226
laney
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(0198) CARACALLA and SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS 37 views198-217 AD
Struck ca. 208 AD (on the tenth anniversary of Caracalla's reign)
AE 23 mm; 10.04 g
O: [IMPP CAESS SEVER ANT AVGG], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus, seen from behind, to left, facing bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla, seen from behind, to right. (confronted busts)
R: [DECENNALES ANTONINI COS III /] COL BER, tetrastyle temple, with stairs from front, containing Astarte facing, crowned by Nike standing on column.
Berytus, Phoenicia; cf BMC 70.122-71.129; Sear GIC 2302, SNG Righetti 2246. Rare
laney
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(0218) ELAGABALUS42 views218 - 222 AD
AE 23.51 mm, 9.48 g
O: AVΩN, T KM AVP A[NTΩ NINOC] Laureate draped bust right
R: Three-part (decastyle temple) temple of Astarte, with center arch, two tetrastyle wings, curved roof line from wings to top of pediment, Astarte standing facing in doorway, ... ΓΛΦ (Seleukid year 532) in ex;
Phoenicia, Tripolis; BMC 223, 120.
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(0218) ELAGABALUS--Byblus20 views218 - 222 AD
AE 20 mm, 5.7 g
O: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: Astarte, holding aphlaston and rudder, standing left within tetrastyle temple.
Phoenicia, Byblus; BMC 57; SNG Copenhagen 147.
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER22 views222 - 235 AD
AE 23 mm; 7.79 g
O: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind;
R: cart of Astarte, two wheels, four columns supporting roof, Baetyl within, inverted crescent above, two figures at base
Phoenicia, Sidon mint; cf BMC 318 - 319
laney
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER26 viewsIssued 221-222 AD (as Caesar, struck under Elagabalus)
AE 23 mm; 9.93 g
O: Radiate head right
R: Tetrastyle tripartite temple of Astarte; Astarte stands in middle section, facing, holding standard in right hand with left foot set on prow; Nike stands on cippus to Astarte's right, crowning her; river god beneath, swimming right; outside staircases lead to the side-wings; in the left wing goddess with kalathos stands facing between two animals; in the right wing female figure stands facing.
BMC 110, 9; Lindgren II, 1321, 2288 (Rare)
Phoenicia, Caesarea ad Libanum
laney
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(0238) GORDIAN III34 views238-244 AD
Struck 241-244 AD
Æ 28 X 30 mm, 16.11 g
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: Tetrastyle temple of Astarte, half-length bust of Astarte facing, flanked by standards within; lion walking right below.
PHOENICIA, Berytus
Sawaya 2177 (D382/R830); BMC 228-9; SNG Copenhagen 123
laney
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(11) TITUS31 views69 - 79 AD (as Caesar)
AE 26 mm, 9.2 g
O: Bare head left; c/m (Howgego 243): Astarte standing facing, holding scepter, being crowned by Nike on low column
R: Veiled founder plowing right with two yoked oxen.
Phoenicia, Berytus; RPC 2045
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027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Phoenicia, Arados, BMC Phoenicia 374, AE-23, Bull left, #161 views027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Phoenicia, Arados, BMC Phoenicia 374, AE-23, Bull left, #1
avers: Bust of Astarte-Europa right, in stephane and veil, falling from chignon, smaller laureate head of Trajan right in front
reverse: Bull running left, date EOT (year 375) above, Phoenician letter on left, APAΔIΩN belove.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight:10,69g, axes:0h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: EOT=year 375, 116-117 A.D.,
ref: BMC Phoenicia 374
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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1989 viewsCaracalla 198-217 AD
AR tetradrachm
Sidon
Eagle standing head left with wreath in beak; cart of Astarte below
Prieur 1362
mauseus
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218a38 viewsElagabalus 218-22 AD
AE 29 mm
Tyre in Phoenicia
Hexastyle temple with curved arch containing a statue of Astarte left, palm tree and murex shell flanking an altar in the foreground
BMC 393, Rouvier 2363, countermark Howgego 359
1 commentsmauseus
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218b19 viewsJulia Soaemias
AE 28mm
Sidon in Phoenicia
IVLIA SEMIA AVGV
Diademed, draped bust right
COL AVR PIA METRO SID
Cart of Astarte
BMC-
Curtis Clay notes that there are no coins of Soaemias of Sidon of any type in the BM or Paris (according to Cohen) although a few examples are known. The HJB photo file contains a coin that is an obverse die duplicate of this coin.
mauseus
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3828 PHOENICIA, Tripolis Hadrian AE 25 117 AD Astarte standing.27 viewsReference,
RPC III, 3828; Rouvier 1694; BMC 45

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on shoulder

Rev. ΤΡΙΠΟΛƐΙΤΩΝ ΗΚΥ (HKY Date Issue Year 428=117 AD)
Turreted Astarte standing with foot on prow, r., holding long stylis, raising dress with l. hand

11.74 gr
25mm
12h

ex.
Auctiones eAuction 47, Lot 85 2016
CNG 247, Lot: 252. 2011
1 commentsokidoki
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3875 PHOENICIA, Sidon. Hadrian AE 117-18 AD Car of Astarte39 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3875; BMC Phoenicia (pg. 181), 226; SNG Copenhagen 253; AUB 234

Issue Year 228?

Obv. ΣΙΔΟΝΟ - Σ ΘΕΑΣ (SIDONO-S QEAS)
Laureate head right.

Rev. [HKΣ] or ZΚΣ (date) in exergue.
Car of Astarte: Baetyle within, set on two-wheeled base.

8.65 gr
24 mm
1 commentsokidoki
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3875 PHOENICIA, Sidon. Hadrian AE 117-18 AD Car of Astarte13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3875; SNG Copenhagen 253; AUB 234; Rouvier 1745, BMC 226-8, Abou Diwan 1678-715

Issue Year 228

Obv. ΣΙΔΟΝΟ - Σ ΘΕΑΣ (SIDONO-S QEAS)
Laureate head right.

Rev. HKΣ
Car of Astarte: Baetyle within, set on two-wheeled base.

11.80 gr
28 mm
12h

Note.
Broad flan for issue
okidoki
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3933 JUDAEA, Tiberias Claudiopolis Hadrian 118-19 AD Tyche25 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3933; Kindler 11; Rosenberger 13; SNG ANS 1114; BMc 31

Issue Year 101

Obv: AVT TPA ADRIANΩ KAIC CEB.
Laureate head right, slight drapery.

Rev: TIBEP KLAVΔ; / L - AP.
Tyche-Astarte standing l. with bust and spear; foot on prow; in field, L AP

10.00 gr
22 mm
okidoki
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3999 JUDAEA, Ascalon. Hadrian Æ 22mm 117-18 AD Tyche-Astarte19 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3999; Rosenberger 162-165; SNG ANS 713-716

Issue Year 221

Obv. ΑСΚΑΛΩ=CEBACTOC
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΑСΚΑΛΩ
Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding scepter and aphlaston; altar to left; to right, dove left above A[KC] (date)
Uncertain date.

11.1 gr
22 mm
5h
okidoki
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4014A JUDAEA, Ascalon. Hadrian Æ 23 mm 131-32 ad Tyche-Astarte22 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4014A; De Saulcy 10; Yashin, Ascalon to Raphia, 191var

Issue Year 235

Obv. СƐΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. ACKAΛω/ LΔ / ЄΛC
Tyche-Astarte standing right on galley, holding scepter and aphlaston; to left, incense altar; to right, dove in r. field.

12.54 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the Collection of Steve Cooper
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8. Janus, first king of Italy, and inventor of civilisation65 viewsSestertius minted AD 140, Rome. 24.70g, Ø 32mm, 12h. RIC 644, Cohen 881, Foss 55
Obv.: ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS PP, laurate head right.
Rev.: TR POT COS III round edge SC in field, Janus standing facing, holding sceptre.
ex CNG eAuction 233 lot 335 (June 2010); ex the John Bitner Collection of Secular Games Coinage; ex Astarte XV (27 November 2004), lot 234.

Sestertius issued in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome, celebrated on 21 April 147.
Janus was believed to be first king of Italy, serving as both leader and teacher to all within his lands. In honor of his deeds, he was elevated to the status of a deity by the Romans, with Romulus himself, one of the mythical founders of Rome, building and dedicating the Temple of Janus.
2 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Judea, Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem)20 viewsAntoninus Pius (Augustus)
Judea, Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem)
AE - / 22mm / -
(IMP ANTONINVS AVG PPP) - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
C Α C - tetrastyle arched temple; inside Tyche-Astarte stands half left in chiton, parazonium at side, foot raised (on globe), small bust in right, scepter in left
Mint: (138-161 AD)
Ref: SNG 594; Y. Meshorer, The Coinage of Aelia Capitolina (1989), 72, 70; BMC p. 84, 12; L. Kadman, The Coins of Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem 1956), 12
Scotvs Capitis
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Antoninus Pius Aelia Capitolina41 viewsAntoninus Pius (Augustus)
Judea, Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem)
AE22
Ob: (IMP ANTONINVS AVG PPP) - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv: C Α C beneath tetrastyle arched temple; inside Tyche-Astarte stands half left in chiton, parazonium at side, foot raised (on globe), small bust in right, scepter in left
Ref: SNG 594; Y. Meshorer, The Coinage of Aelia Capitolina (1989), 72, 70; BMC p. 84, 12; L. Kadman, The Coins of Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem 1956), 12

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/6397/
Scotvs Capitis
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 644, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Janus) 43 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.70g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: TR POT COS III (around) S C (in field) Janus standing facing, holding a long sceptre.
RIC 644 (S), Cohen 881, BMC 1317, Strack 886; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 435 (3 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4240.
ex CNG eAuction 233, 2010; ex the John Bitner Collection of Secular Games Coinage; ex Astarte XV, 2004

This issue is part of a series of coins struck in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome, figuring scenes from Ancient Roman legends. Janus was believed to have been the first king of Italy. He was elevated to the status of a deity and a temple was dedicated to him.
Charles S
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Arados33 viewsAE 15, Phoenicia, Arados, 130 B.C. Obv: Head of Zeus and Astarte, jugate, facing right, dotted border. Rev: Prow of galley with Athena fighting, holding sword and shield, inscription above and Aradian era date 130/29 BC below. Black patina, aEF. Lindgren I, 2231, Hoover HGC 10, 90 (C).Molinari
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Arados, Phoenicia 94-21 BC16 viewsArados, Phoenicia, AE19 - 20.5, Weight 6.58g. 94-21 BC. Female bust Tyche (Astarte-Europa) right, wearing stephane and veil over back of head / Humped bull galloping left, head facing, ΦΥ monogram Ξ and CN above, ΡΟΔ (Year 174 of the local era) over M and Phoenician letter Heth. BMC 330; Lindgren I, 2234.ddwau
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Arados, Phoenicia, 85 - 84 B.C.112 viewsBronze AE 22, BMC Phoenicia p. 41, 332, F, 6.765g, 22.0mm, 0o, obverse veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane and veil; reverse humped bull jumping to left, head turned facing, KN / PC above, POE (year 175) / M q (Phoenician daleth) belowJoshua B
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Arados, Phoenicia, 87 - 86 B.C.12 viewsArados, Phoenicia, 87 - 86 B.C. Ae 18.2~18.9mm. 3.89g. Obv: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane and veil. Rev: Humped bull left, head turned facing, ΘΩ / monograms above, POΓ (year 173) below.ddwau
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Arados; AE 20; Astarte/ Humped bull9 viewsPHOENICIA, ARADOS, 1st -2nd cent B.C. Æ 20mm, 7.9g. Obv. Veiled head of Astarte right wearing stephane. Rev. BC/GC, Humped bull leaping left, ? below. Sear GCV 6005 Podiceps
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Ascalon, Judaea. AE 24, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, dove4 viewsTrajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Ascalon, Judaea. Bronze AE 24, SNG ANS 706 - 712, F, Ascalon mint, 13.99g, 24.4mm, 0o, obverse CEBA ( CTOS ), laureate head right; reverse ACKA“L”O, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley holding scepter and aphlaston, altar left, dove and uncertain date right; nice patina; scarce. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Athena184 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Gabala. Trajan. Æ 21. A.D. 105/106 (year 152 of the Caesarean era). Obv: NEPKAIC-TPAIACEB(ΓEP). Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: ΓABAΛEΩN, BNP in field. Astarte (?) seated left, holding corn-ears and poppy in extended right hand and spear in left hand; Sphinx seated left, star above head. Ref: BMC 4-5; Sear GIC 1079. Axis: 345°. Weight: 6.85 g. CM: Athena standing right, holding spear, in rectangular punch, 3 x 4 mm. Howgego 246 (7 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Augustus, AE of Gabala, Syria. AD 1-14. 27 viewsObv. Bare head of Augustus right, countermark.
Rev. GABALEWN, Astarte seated left, holding poppy and sceptre, sphinx at foot. LM in left field, ZH in exergue.
Countermark: Howgego 366. Bee. Gabala
References: RPC 4452; BMC 70; Mionnet V, 627.
21mm, 6.3 grams.
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BCC LSR227 viewsLead seal
Roman 1st -3rd cent CE?
Obv: Turreted? bust? to right.
Possibly Tyche or Astarte.
Rev: Lion walking to right, traces of
inscription above.
10x9mm. 1.96gm. Axis:90 (3h)
This is the smallest Roman seal I have seen.
v-drome
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BCC LT2437 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Obv: Demeter facing, head turned right,
holding torch (and grain).
Rev: Dionysus standing left, thyrsus in
left hand, (?) in right, Panther at feet.
The tetrastyle temple represented on coins
of Caesarea show Tyche-Astarte in the center,
possibly flanked by Demeter on the left and
Dionysos on the right. (Kadman, pp. 53 f.)
Truncated conical shape.
8.5 x 10mm 1.08gm. Axis:180
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BCC rgp2423 viewsRoman Provincial
Tyre-Phoenicia
Treb. Gallus 251-253CE
Obv:[IMP C C VIBI]VS TREBO GALLVS AVG
Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev:COL TYRO METRO
Bust of Tyche/Astarte to right in distyle temple with curverd roof.
AE26mm. 13.82gm. Axis:210
Possible ref: BMC 437 (but with Curved Roof)
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BCC rgp2647 viewsRoman Provincial
Autonomous Tyre-Phoenicia
Reign of Domitian 93-94 C.E.
Obv: Veiled, turreted, and draped bust of Tyche right,
palm branch behind.
Rev: Astarte standing to left on galley, holding patera and standard.
Date in field: ΘΙΣ (year 219)
Monogram of Tyre Metropolis to right.
13x12mm. 1.26gm. Axis:0
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BCC rgp2735 viewsRoman Provincial
Autonomous-Tyre Phoenicia
Reign of Domitian ? 93-94C.E.
Obv:Veiled, turreted, and draped bust of Tyche right,
palm branch behind.
Rev: Astarte std. lt. on galley holding patera and standard.
Uncertain date in field: ΘΙΣ ?(year 219)
Monogram of Tyre Metropolis to right.
AE 11.5mm. 1.67gm. Axis:0
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BCC rgp3626 viewsRoman Provincial BCC rgp36
Tyre - Phoenicia
Elagabalus 218-222C.E.
Obv: IMP [CAES] M AV ANT -[ON]INVS AVG
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TY RI O RVM
Astarte standing facing, holding scepter and placing
hand on trophy. To left, palm tree; to right, murex shell
and column surmounted by Nike.
AE 27.5mm. 15.61gm. Axis:330
possible reference: SNG 364 , BMC 396-402.
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BCC rgp3838 viewsRoman Provincial
Dora-Phoenicia, semi-autonomous
under Nero 65/6 CE
Obv: Veiled bust of Tyche right.
Rev: ΔWΡΙΤWΝ and date L PKH (CY128)
Astarte standing facing, head right,
holding cornucopia and staff.
Meshorer 18a; Rosenberger 9
17.5x16.5mm.5.14gm. Axis:0
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BCC rgp4823 viewsRoman Provincial
Tyre - Phoenicia
Elagabalus 218-222C.E.
Obv: [IMP CAES M AV AN]TONINVS AVG
Laureate. draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SEP TIM TYR COL
Astarte standing in hexastyle temple,
[palm], altar and murex below.
29mm. 16.37gm. Axis:330
possible ref: BMC-Phoenicia 393
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Beirut Mint Gordian III Bronze Coin unclean37 viewsGordian III circa 298 - 244 AD
Beirut Mint
Bronze 27 mm 12.6 gram
Obverse: Bust Right
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple containing facing bust of Astarte
Antonivs Protti
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Berytus (Beyrouth) - Macrinus27 viewsreverse: COL. FEL. BER. , temple of Astarte.

Maybe this coin is a forgery ? I am not certain.
Ginolerhino
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Berytus, During Seleucid Rule.21 viewsObverse: Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right, palm branch behind.
Reverse: Astarte standing left in galley extending wreath in right, Two letters below Arm??
References: HGC10-114, Berytos.
Rated Rare. HGC dates #114: Struck 102/1 - 87/6 BC.
16mm and 2.28 grams.
Canaan
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bmc1186 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [TPIΠO Λ I TωN] →AΛΦ, Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
27mm, 13.95 gms


BMC 118
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bmc1193 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: AVT K [M] AVP ANTⲰNINOC, Laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: TPI[ΠO] Λ I TⲰ[N] →AΛΦ, Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
29 mm, 12.86 gms

BMC 119; Rouvier 1763; SNG Copenhagen 291; Roma Numismatics E-Sale 63, lot 691 (this coin)

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-LIVE Auction 3, 25 October 2018, lot 527;
Ex VAuctions 321, 10 November 2016, lot 88.
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bmc12011 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: [AVT] K M AVP ANTΩNIN[OC], Laureate undraped bust right.
Rev: TPI ΠO ΛI TωN →[date uncertain], Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
27 mm, 10.39 gms


BMC 120
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bmc1231 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, Laureate undraped bust right.
Rev: TPI ΠO ΛI TωN →BΛΦ, Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
27 mm, 11.70 gms


BMC 123-124

From Savoca Coins, 7th Blue Auction, lot 607
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bmc1243 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate undraped bust right.
Rev: TPI ΠO ΛI TωN →[date uncertain], Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
26 mm, 13.70 gms


BMC 123-124
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bmc1252 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: TPI ΠO ΛI TΩN →BΛΦ, Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
28mm, 15.17 gms


BMC 125
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bmc1265 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Legend off flan →ΓΛΦ, Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
22 mm, 8.69 gms

BMC 126
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bmc1275 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [TPIΠO] Λ I [TωN] →[date uncertain], Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
21 mm, 8.52 gms


BMC 127
Charles M
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Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TPI [ΠO Λ I TωN] →[date uncertain], Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
21 mm, 9.54 gms


BMC 127
Charles M
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Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [COLIV] LAV GFEL→BER, Temple of Astarte with Astarte standing facing, left foot on prow of galley right, holding trident and resting hand on raised knee; to right, Nike standing left on cippus; all within tetrastyle temple with annulet in pediment, akroteria on roof; below, two genii on dolphins facing central stairway.
31 mm, 18.92 gms


BMC 175, SNG Cop 114
Charles M
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Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COLI VL A VGFEL→BER, Temple of Astarte with Astarte standing facing, left foot on prow of galley right, holding trident and resting hand on raised knee; to right, Nike standing left on cippus; all within tetrastyle temple with annulet in pediment, akroteria on roof; below, two genii on dolphins facing central stairway.
28 mm, 15.04 gms


BMC 175, SNG Cop 114
Charles M
1936__Savoca_Coins_7th_Blue_Auction__lot_603.jpg
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Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANT-ONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COLIVL AVGFEL→BER, Facade of the temple of Astarte with four columns and steps; on the roof, Poseidon and Beroia and two Nikae holding wreath; within the temple, Astarte facing, wearing mural crown, holding standard in her left hand; she is crowned by Nike standing left on column; on both sides, two winged Genii holding globe(?); on both sides of the steps, winged Genius riding dolphin and holding a trident.
29 mm, 23.26 gms


BMC 175 variant (bust type)

From Savoce Coins 7th Blue Auction, lot 603
Charles M
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bmc388_112 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: SEPT IM T VRO →COLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
28 mm, 25.01 gms

BMC 388
Charles M
67c.jpg
bmc388_29 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, indistinct countermark.
Rev: SEPT IM T VRO →COLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 15.02 gms

BMC 388
Charles M
1619.jpg
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MA[V AN-TONI]NVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: [SEPT] IM T VRO →COLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 15.80 gms

BMC 388
Charles M
1850__Naville_Numismatics_Live_Auction_52_(54)_9-22-19_#3.jpg
bmc390_12 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANT[ON]INVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear; oval countermark-- head of Melqart right .
Rev: SEPT IM T VRO →COLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Marayas on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 18.90 gms

BMC 390; Rouvier 2358; Naville Numismatics, Auction 52, lot 244 (this coin); Countermark: Howgego 15
Charles M
1819.jpg
bmc390_22 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANT[ON]INVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: [SEPT] IM T VRO →COLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Marayas on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 19.91 gms

BMC 390.
Charles M
1849__Naville_Numismatics_Live_Auction_52_(54)_9-22-19_#2.jpg
bmc390_33 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: SEPT IM T VRO →[C]OLO, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Marayas on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 17.09 gms

BMC 390; Rouvier 2358; Naville Numismatics, Auction 52, lot 243 (this coin)
Charles M
468.jpg
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SEP TIM TVR COL, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 17.78 gms

BMC 393 variant (no Marsyas to left of Astarte)
Charles M
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front. Countermark of laureate head in incuse oval.
Rev: SEP TIM TVR COL, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 15.48 gms

BMC 393 variant (bust type, no Marsyas to left of Astarte). Triskeles Auctions, Sale 22, Lot 368. Countermark Howgego 65
Charles M
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: SEP TIM TVR COL, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 15.62 gms

BMC 393 variant (bust type, no Marsyas to left of Astarte). Triskeles Auctions, Sale 22, Lot 368.
Charles M
1762c.jpg
bmc393_12 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: SEP TIM TVR COL, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right, Marsyas at her feet left facing right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 16.20 gms

BMC 393 variant (bust type)
Charles M
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bmc393_216 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SEP TIM TVR COL, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 15.96 gms

BMC 393 variant (no Marsyas to left of Astarte)
1 commentsCharles M
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bmc393_38 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 11.77 gms

BMC 393 variant (no Marsyas to left of Astarte)
Charles M
644c.jpg
bmc393_411 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
30 mm, 11.19 gms

BMC 393 variant (no Marsyas to left of Astarte)

Cuts on this coin are very straight as if done with a sharp edge weapon--perhaps to make change??
Charles M
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bmc396_111 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 14.06 gms

BMC 396
Charles M
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 17.34 gms

BMC 396
Charles M
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Oval countermark of a male head right.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
32 mm, 14.14 gms

BMC 396, Countermark: Howgego 65
1 commentsCharles M
1515.jpg
bmc396_42 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
32 mm, 18.13 gms

BMC 396
Charles M
1938__Savoca_Coins_7th_Blue_Auction__lot_615.jpg
bmc396_422 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 14.35 gms

BMC 396

From Savoca Coins, 7th Blue Auction, lot 615
Charles M
1516.jpg
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS [AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Oval countermark of a male head right.
Rev: TV RI O RVM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
27 mm, 11.76 gms

BMC 396 Countermark: Howgego 65
Charles M
1720__Naville.jpg
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONIN[VS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Oval countermark of a male head right.
Rev: TVR IO R VM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
27 mm, 8.40 gms

BMC 396, Countermark: Howgego 65
Charles M
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN[TONINVS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
28 mm, 13.68 gms

BMC 404
Charles M
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
26 mm, 10.24 gms

BMC 404 variant (bust type)
Charles M
253c.jpg
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [T VRI O] RVM, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
27 mm, 14.00 gms

BMC 404
Charles M
1332.jpg
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
27 mm, 11.30 gms

BMC 404
Charles M
1432.jpg
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTO[NINVS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
30 mm, 8.79 gms

BMC 404
Charles M
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TV RI OR VM, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
28 mm, 13.65 gms

BMC 404
Charles M
1532a.jpg
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAES M]AV ANTONINVS A[VG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right. Indistinct countermark.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
27 mm, 12.87 gms

BMC 404
Charles M
1823.jpg
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN[TONINVS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right. Countermark with scorpion within oval incuse.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
26 mm, 11.60 gms

BMC 404. Countermark: Howgego 354
Charles M
1939__Savoca_Coins_7th_Blue_Auction__lot_616.jpg
bmc404_90 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
28 mm, 13.62 gms

BMC 404

From Savoca Coins, 7th Blue Auction, lot 616
Charles M
1733_Savoca_1.jpg
bmcxxx3 viewsElagabalus (or Caracalla)
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTⲰNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: TPIΠO-ΛITωN, draped and turreted bust of Astarte right, within distyle, arched shrine.
17 mm, 5.00 gms


BMC Phoenicia -; Coll. Weber -; SNG ANS -; McClean Coll. -; Mionnet -; Babelon -; SNG BnF -. Savoca Numismatik , 35th Silver Auction, Lot 315
Charles M
1544.jpg
bmcxxx-313 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: [IM]P CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, wearing paludamentum .
Rev: Turreted figure of Astarte standing facing within hexastyle temple, placing hand on trophy to left and being crowned by Victory standing on column to right; TVRIORVM below, altar between palm tree and murex shell in exergue.
29 mm, 11.52 gms

BMC-; SNG Cop-; CNG E-Sale 356, lot 391; CNG E-Sale 362, lot 301; CNG E-Sale 378, lot 374; Roma Numismatics Limited, E-SALE 57, Lot 688 (this coin).
Charles M
1430.jpg
byblusbmc485 viewsElagabalus
Byblus, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAIS MAR ANTONINVS AV, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: BVB ΛOV → IЄPAC, Astarte within hexastyle temple being crowned by Nike.
28 mm, 12.97 gms

BMC 48
Charles M
1678__naville.jpg
byblusbmc501 viewsElagabalus
Byblus, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP] CAIS MAR ANTONINVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: [IЄ PAC] → BYBΛOV, Astarte standing right, left foot on prow and holding standard; in front Nike on column holding crown, all within hexastyle temple, central arch with a shell pattern.
28 mm, 11.77 gms

BMC 50, Naville Numismatics Auction 50, Lot 206 (this coin)
Charles M
1566.jpg
byblusbmc5114 viewsElagabalus
Byblus, Phoenicia

Obv: ...ANTWNINO, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [IЄ PAC] → BYBΛOV, Astarte within hexastyle temple being crowned by Nike.
29 mm, 14.50 gms

BMC 51
Charles M
1792c.jpg
byblusbmc51_21 viewsElagabalus
Byblus, Phoenicia

Obv: AVT K M...NIN.., laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: IЄ PAC → BYBΛOV, Astarte standing right, left foot on prow and holding standard; in front Nike on column holding crown, all within hexastyle temple, no shell pattern on central arch; outline of rudder blade right.
26 mm, 13.00 gms

BMC 51; SNG Cop 145, AUB 58-59
Charles M
RPC773_2.jpg
Byzacene Hadrumetum As RPC 77329 viewsAE As
Obv: head of Neptune r.
Rev: head of Astarte l.

RPC 773
Tanit
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C TITINI XVI - Denarius, Crawford 226/1b13 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 141 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “XVI” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Victory in biga right, holding whip in right hand and reins in left; below, C TITINI; in linear frame, ROMA.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.93 gm.
Reference: Crawford 226/1b
Provenance: Astarte XX, Lot 65; 30-Oct-2009.

Comments:
This is the scarce elegant style version of this otherwise common issue. In his introduction to RRC, Crawford says:

“…with the issue of C. Titinius, however,
a new style appears, with a rounded ornate head of Roma decorated by a necklace
of pendants instead of a necklace of beads. This new style reappears intermittently,
in the issues of M. Aurelius Cota (no. 229), M. Baebius Tampilus (no. 236) and C.
Serveilius M.f. (no. 239); it also influences what may be called the old style, so that the heads become broader while retaining basically the same features. The original
version of this style appears for the last time in the issues of C. Valerius Flaccus
(no. 228) and M. Aurelius Cota (no. 229)”

I have never seen an example of this style for C. Valerius Flaccus and Crawford does not call it out in his catalog, though he does for M. Aurelius Cota.

The reverse is slightly off-center, obscuring the far horse head so it isn’t complete. Otherwise the coin is GEF and among the finest dies of this engraver.
Steve B5
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Caesarea Maritima. Macrinus. 50 viewsCaesarea Maritima. Macrinus. AD 217-218. {after cleaning}
Caesarea Maritima. Macrinus. AD 217-218. 26mm
O:Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R:Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on uncertain object, holding small bust and scepter; all within central arch of tetrastyle temple façade; two small Nikai between columns.
Kad-74
Maritima
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Caesarea Maritima. Macrinus. AD 217-218.70 viewsCaesarea Maritima. Macrinus. AD 217-218. 26mm
O:Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R:Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on uncertain object, holding small bust and scepter; all within central arch of tetrastyle temple façade; two small Nikai between columns. Kad-74
Maritima
IMAG0748.jpg
Caesarea, Septimus Severus, 193-211 AD, 16.67g, AE2866 views Septimus Severus, 193-211 AD
Obverse: Bust to r
R:Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on uncertain object, holding small bust and scepter; all within central arch of tetrastyle temple façade; two small Nikai between columns. unlisted.
1 commentsMaritima
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Car of Astarte166 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Severus Alexander. Æ 24. A.D. 222-235. Obv: (IMPCAEMAV)RSE-VALE(XANDR). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before face. Rev: COLAVR-(RIA-MET)RO, SID in ex. Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof; within spherical object (Baetyl), inverted crescent above, two uncertain figures at base. Ref: BMC 318-319 (var. obv. leg. breaks). Axis: 165°. Weight: 9.26 g. CM: Car of Astarte, in square punch, 4.5 mm. Howgego 396i (53 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Car of Astarte134 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Severus Alexander. Æ 24. A.D. 222-235. Obv: (IMPCA)EMAVRSE-(VALEXANDR). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind neck. Rev: COLAVR-RIA-ME(TRO), SID in ex. Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof; within spherical object (Baetyl), two uncertain figures at base. Ref: BMC 318-319 (var. obv. leg. breaks). Axis 360°. Weight: 9.49 g. CM: Car of Astarte, in rectangular punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 396i (53 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Caracalla - Sidon3 viewsAR Tetradrachm
215-217 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT KAI AN_TWNINOC CE
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, carrige of Astarte below
ΔHMAPX__EΞ VΠATOC Δ
Prieur 1362
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSEL
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Caracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D56 viewsCaracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D. 25mm
O:Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on river-god to right , holding small bust and scepter; all within central arch of tetrastyle temple façade; two small Nikai between columns Kadman 67
Maritima
IMG_2134.jpg
Caracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D.69 viewsCaracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D. 25mm
O:Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on river-god to right , holding small bust and scepter; all within central arch of tetrastyle temple façade; two small Nikai between columns Kadman 67
1 commentsMaritima
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Caracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D. 25mm46 viewsCaracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D. 25mm
O:Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on river-god to right , holding small bust and scepter; all within central arch of tetrastyle temple façade; two small Nikai between columns Kadman 67
1 commentsMaritima
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CARTAGO - Nor-África 12 viewsAE 1/2 Calco 15 mm 2.9 gr.

Anv: Cabeza coronada de Tanit a izquierda, vistiendo triple pendiente.
Rev: Caballo estante a derecha, palmera en segundo plano, 3 puntos en formación triangular, en campo derecho.

Tanit fue la diosa más importante de la mitología cartaginesa, la consorte de Baal y patrona de Cartago. Era equivalente a la diosa fenicia Astarté; también fue una deidad bereber. Fue la diosa de Ibiza (Islas Baleares, España). Wikipedia

Acuñada: 325-300 A.C.
Ceca: Cartago - Nor-África

Referencias: Visona #16 - MAA #18f - Sear GCV II #6444 Pag.596 - Jenkins & Lewis #12 Plate.26 - Müller II #163 Pag.95 - SNG Cop #109 - Calciati III #20 - Henzen #384-9
mdelvalle
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CARTAGO NOVA - Hispania 22 viewsHispano-Cartaginés, acuñada durante la II Guerra Púnica en Cartago Nova (Hoy Cartagena).

AE Calco 18 mm 9.7 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Tanit a izquierda.
Rev: Cabeza de caballo a derecha, delante letra fenicia aleph.

Tanit fue la diosa más importante de la mitología cartaginesa, la consorte de Baal y patrona de Cartago. Era equivalente a la diosa fenicia Astarté; también fue una deidad bereber. Fue la diosa de Ibiza (Islas Baleares, España). Wikipedia

Acuñada: 220 - 215 A.C.
Ceca: Hispano-Cartaginesa, muy probablemente Cartago Nova (Hoy Cartagena - España)

Referencias: ABH #515 - Villaronga CNH #45 Pag.69
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Claudius AE of Ascalon, Judea, 42-43 AD30 viewsClaudius
Ascalon, Judea
AE 23 – 42-43 AD
ΣEBAΣTOΣ
Laureate head r.
AΣKAΛΩ
Tyche-Astarte standing l. on prow, holding sceptre and apulstre, altar to l., dove to r., GMP
RPC 4885, BMC 83
Ardatirion
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Cn. Gellius, Denarius12 viewsRRC. 232/1
138 b.c.

Av. Roma in a Laurel-wreath
Rv. Two figures in a quadriga: A Warrior (MArs?) and a woman
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 232, Lot 241 in 2015. - Ex Astarte, 28.10. 1999.
Norbert
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Countermark on Elagabalus --AE24, Sidon.267 viewsElagabalus --AE24, Sidon. R: Kadmos subduing lion (?) or Artemis w/Lion, Cart of astarte above. BM262. Unknown c/m (featherz)featherz
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Dora Vespasian Struck During Jewish WAr 52 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD, bronze of 22.6 mm. Struck at the mint of Dora, during the Jewish War, dated to 69/70 AD. Bust of Vespasian to right/Astarte standing lft. Rosenberger 23.
amibosam
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Dora, Phoenicia, 1st Century A.D.65 viewsBronze AE 22, (Rosenberger 19), Weight 10.015g, Max. diameter 21.3mm, Dora mint, 68 - 69 AD; Obv. bearded head of Doros right; Rev. ΔWPEITWN, Astarte, wearing turreted crown, holding standard and cornucopia, AΛP in left field; rare city. Dark brown and desert patina.
EX. Forvm Ancient Coins

Background info, courtesy Forvm Ancient Coins;

Dora, on the coast eight miles north of Caesarea, was a Canaanite city. It fell to the Philistines early in the 12th century B.C. Solomon appointed the son of Abinadab as overseer of Dor (I Kings 4:11). In the Persian period Dor was a Sidonian colony. In Hellenistic times it was a Ptolemaic seaport and royal fortress, once besieged by Antiochus VII, (1 Macc. 15. 11-14). Under the Romans, Dora was a free city. See also Josh 11:2, 17:11; and Judg 1:27.
1 commentsSteve E
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EB0576 Trajan / Astarte11 viewsTrajan, AE 22 of Gabala, Syria, 105 AD.
Obv: [NEΡ KAIC TΡAIA CEB ΓEΡ], laureate head right, uncertain countermark on neck.
Rev: ΓABAΛEΩN, date BNP above, Cω in exergue, Astarte seated left, holding poppy and corn-ears; sphinx at foot with star above its head.
References: BMC 244, 4.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 7.002 grams.
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EB0719 Septimus Severus and Caracalla / Temple8 viewsSeptimus Severus 193-211, PHOENECIA , Berytos.
Obverse: Confronted busts of Severus and young Caracalla.
Reverse: tetrastyle temple with stairs, statue of Astarte within, facing, right hand holding standard, left hand holding folds of dress, being crowned by Nike on small column to right.
References: BMC 122ff, SNG 1948.19.2251.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 6.82g.
EB
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Elagabal, Tyre, Astarte, AE2924 viewsAE29, 12.7g
obv: [IMP CAES M AV] ANTONI[NVS AVG], laureate and cuirassed bust right
rev: SEPTIM TVRO / COLO, Astarte standing with Kalathos and scepter crowning trophy to left and given wreath by Nike standing on column, to her feet left, Marsyas with wine skin
areich
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Elagabalus10 viewsAE22, Tripolis, Phoenicia
Dated local year 532, AD 220-221
Obverse: (AYT K M AVR ANTWNINOC), laureate head right.
Reverse: (TRIPOLITWN), Temple of Astarte, consisting of central arch and two wings with four columns; statue of Astarte under arch.
Exergue: [date]
References: BMC 120, Rouvier 1764; Babelon 1964; Mionnet V 456
Justin L
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Elagabalus - Byblos15 views218-222 AD
radiate and cuirassed bust right
AVT KAI M AV_ANTWNINOC
Astarte facing seated in tetrastyle, pyramidal temple, holding scepter
IEPAC BV
BΛOV
SNG Cop. 146; BMC 55-60.
13,3g
ex London Coin Galleries
Johny SYSEL
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Elagabalus, PHOENICIA, Berytus24 viewsPHOENICIA, Berytus. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Æ (30mm, 24.03 g, 6h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Tyche-Astarte standing facing, with left foot on prow, holding stylis in right hand; to right, Nike on short column, crowning her; all with tetrastyle temple. Sawaya – (but obv. die D340). Good Fine, dusty green patina.

An apparently rare obverse die with bust seen from front, which Sawaya only knew of from one coin (his no. 1705). That coin features a more ornate temple with sculptural acroteria along the roofline and Cupids riding dolphins to either side of the steps.
ecoli
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Elagabalus, Tripolis, Phoenicia45 viewsBronze AE 25, Tripolis mint, 220 - 221 A.D.
12.154g, 25.0mm, 0°
Obv.: AVT KM AVP ANTW NINOC, laureate head right
Rev.: TRI PO LI TWN, temple, center arch, two tetrastyle wings, curved roof line from wings to top of pediment, Astarte stands facing in doorway, ΓΛΦ (Seleukid year 532) in exergue
BMC Phoenicia p. 223, 120; SNG Cop 291
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/zoompg.asp?param=08634q00.jpg&id=6141
Not sure if this is correct.
areich
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GordianIII, Berytos, temple of Astarte, AE2730 viewsAE27, 14.7g
obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev: COL [IVL AVG] FEL / BER; tetrastyle temple of Astarte, large cult-bust within

ex H D Rauch summer auction 2009
areich
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GREEK, Phoenicia After 126 BC25 viewsPhoenicia After 126 BC
AE 14
Weight: 3,40 g
Size: 14 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Obv: Head of Tyche right, palm behind.
Rev: Galley left, Astarte standing above.
Ref: Sear 5922; BMC 26.254,248
Jorge C
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Hadrian, Tripolis23 viewsHadrian
PHOENICIA, Tripolis
Æ 23-25mm; 9.37g

...PKAICAPTPAIANOCADPIA....
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder

Astarte standing right, left foot on prow, holding stylis; HKY (date) to left

Dated SE 428 (AD 116/7)
Rouvier 1694; cf. AUB 21-3; BMC 45
Robin Ayers
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Head (male) right196 viewsJUDAEA. Ascalon. Claudius. Æ.A.D. 52/53 (?). Obv: (ΣE)BAΣ(-T)OΣ. Laureate head left; cuntermark on head. Rev: (AΣKAΛΩ, GNP BP to right). Tyche-Astarte standing left on prow, holding sceptre and aplustre; to left altar, to right dove. Ref: RPC 4887. Axis: 360°. Weight: 10.36 g. Note: It may be assumed that the coin depicts Claudius, since all four specimens noted by Howgego bearing this countermark are from that emperor. CM: Male head right, in rectangular punch, circa 8 x 10 mm. Howgego 143 (4 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Head laureate, right (Severus Alexander?)161 viewsElagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Tyre, Phoenicia
9686. Bronze AE 29, BMC 396 var (same countermark, bust from front), F, 11.80g, 29.0mm, 180o, obverse IMP CAES MAV ANTO-NINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse TY-RI-O-RVM, Astarte placing armor on trophy, crowned by Nike standing on column, at her feet a palm on left and a murex shell right; obverse countermark laureate male head right (Severus Alexander?); sold.
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Holed Coins, set41 viewsSet of six holed coins found together in Lower Austria. The first two are unidentifiable but are likely 1st century AD from their fabric. The third is Trajan dupondius SPQR OPTIMO PRICIPI reverse with Spes left. The fourth is a Hadrian as with unidentified reverse. The fifth appears to be Berytus BMC-122, Caracalla and Septimius Severus confronted busts with reverse of Astarte crowned by Nike who stands on column. The last is a Gordian III "biassaria" of Nicaea. All have three holes, mostly of square cross-section, carefully driven from obverse side to reverse. As you can note care has been taken to minimize damage to the faces. These coins are called "soldatenmunzen" (soldiers' coins) in German and are believed by some scholars to have been nailed to standards. However, there is also archeological evidence that they were nailed to shields and there are photos in Dr. Fischer's recent book on the Roman Army of two coins attached to an iron lame of lorica segmentata armour.otlichnik
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Judaea, Aelia Capitolina(Jerusalem), Diadumenian AE2455 viewsObv: M OPEL DIADV-MENIANVS C. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind.
Rev: COL AEL CAP COMM / PF. Tetrastyle temple with Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on uncertain object, holding sceptre with left hand, uncertain object in r., statues of Nike on either side.
24mm, 7.97g.
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Judaea, Ascalon. Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE 23mm 52 viewsJudaea, Ascalon. Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE 23mm (12.22 gm). Year 189, 85/6 AD. Obv.: [CEBACTOC], laureate head r. Rev.: ACKA[ΛΟ]/ ΘΠP/ B[E], Tyche-Astarte stg. l. on galley, holding scepter and aphlaston; to l., altar; to r., dove. SNG ANS 7698; Yashin, Ascalon to Raphia, 120. Nice very fine.

ex. Tom Vossen, Vcoins, November 2009.

5900
1 commentsAntonio Protti
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Judea, Ascalon; Nero14 viewsJUDAEA, Ascalon. Nero. AD 54-68. Æ 23mm (13.56 g, 12h). Dated CY 162 (AD 58/9). Laureate head left / Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding standard and aphlaston; altar to left; dove above BXR (date) to right. RPC 4888; Rosenberger 100; Hendin -ecoli
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Julia Domna. PHOENICIA, Berytus. Augusta, AD 193-217. Struck 215 AD.35 viewsObv. Draped bust right.
Rev. Tyche-Astarte standing facing, left foot on prow of galley, holding trident and being crowned by Nike standing left on cippus; all within tetrastyle temple with pellet in pediment.
References: Sawaya 1552 (D317/R642); Rouvier 557.
23mm and 12.29 grams

1 commentsCanaan
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Macedonia, Thessalonica, Elagabal, AMNG 5373 viewsElagabal AD 218-222
AE 22, 6.08g
obv. AV KM AUR ANT - WNINOC EV[C]
bust, laureate, r.
rev. QECCALO - NIKEWN
Kabeiros in short chiton stg. l., holding rhyton in r. hand and hammer in raised l.
hand. At both sides short column with elephant tusk on it.
AMNG III, 53 (1 ex., London)
very rare, VF

The 'horn-shaped symbol' - often attached to the Thessalian Kabeiri - has no special connection to the cult of this deity - as suggested so long - but is an elephant tusk which we find as dedicated gift to Serapis, Isis, Astarte and Atergatis too (Gaebler, AMNG).
2 commentsJochen
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Macrinus, Gabala14 views
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Gabala. Macrinus. A.D. 217-218. AE 26 (26.11 mm, 8.66 g, 2 h). AV K M OΠ MAKΡEINOC, Laureate, drapped and currassed bust right / ΓABAΛEΩN, cult image of Astarte seated facing, sphinx at foot left and right. Mionnet Supp. V, 189. Fine. Very Rare.
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Nero, RPC I 489119 viewsAscalon, Gaza mint, Nero, 54-68 A.D. AE, 23mm 11.59g, RPC I 4891, BMC 93
O: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head, r.
R: AΣKAΛΩ, Tyche-Astarte standing, l., on prow holding sceptre and aplustre; to l. altar; to r., dove, to r., AOP
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orthosiabmc69 viewsElagabalus
Orthosia, Phoenicia

Obv: AVKMAV (…), laureate head right.
Rev: OPΘ Ω C εΩN →ΓΛ Φ, Statue of Tyche-Astarte, holding scepter and being crowned by Nike on short column to right, standing facing within central arched bay of tetrastyle temple façade; below, river-god swimming to right; arched doorways to either side, with stairs leading to each.
24 mm, 9.74 gms

BMC 6 corrected (Severus Alexander as Caesar), CNG Electronic Auctions: #205, lot 331 and #387, lot 336.
Charles M
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orthosiabmc6_21 viewsElagabalus
Orthosia, Phoenicia

Obv: AV K MAV [AN]TONINVS, laureate head right.
Rev: OPΘ Ω C εΩN →ΓΛ Φ, Statue of Tyche-Astarte, holding scepter and being crowned by Nike on short column to right, standing facing within central arched bay of tetrastyle temple façade; below, river-god swimming to right; arched doorways to either side, with stairs leading to each.
24 mm, 7.82 gms

BMC 6 corrected (Severus Alexander as Caesar), CNG Electronic Auctions: #205, lot 331 and #387, lot 336.
Charles M
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orthosiabmcxxx3 viewsElagabalus
Orthosia, Phoenicia

Obv: [AV K] MAV ANTΩNIN[OC], laureate draped bust right.
Rev: In exergue, OPΘΩCЄΩN, Temple with four columns, and three porticoes. Under the middle one, Astarte standing frontal leaning on cruciform stylus, and being crowned by a small Nike. Under the portico on the left, Cybele, head tilted, between two small figures; under the portico on the right, another deity standing frontal; in left field, the date [BAΦ].
26 mm, 9.60 gms

BMC---; Rouvier 878; Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger Auction 350-353, lot 3068 (this coin)

Ex Sammlung M. Burstein (Peus 366, 2000, Los Nr. 1149. Ex Sammlung R.P.
Charles M
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Palaestina, Askalon, Domitian, Rosenberger 11432 viewsDomitian, AD 81-96
AE 21, 13.63g
struck AD 85/86 (year 189)
obv. [...CEBACTOC?]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. [ACKALW]
Astarte (Derketo?), wearing kalathos, stg. l. on prora, holding scepter in raised
r. hand and aphlaston in l. hand; l. before her an altar, in r. field a dove stg. l.
in r. filed QPR (year 189)
about VF, rubiginous sandpatina

Astarte was the city-goddess and guardian of Askalon.
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Arados49 viewsPhoenicia, Arados

Veiled bust of Astarte right

Humped bull charging left

Year 166 (94/93 BC)
SNG Cop 71; BMC Phoenicia 325 var
6.18g; 18-20mm
2 commentsRobin Ayers
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PHOENICIA, ARADOS23 views85 - 84 BC
AE 20 x 18 mm, 6.26 g
O: veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane and veil;
R: humped bull jumping to left, head turned facing, KN / ΠC above, POE (year 175) / M q (Phoenician daleth) below
laney
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PHOENICIA, ARADOS15 viewsPHOENICIA, ARADOS
2nd-1st Century BC
AE 15 mm; 3.33 g
O: Jugate heads of Zeus and Astarte, right
R: Prow of galley, left, with Athena Promachos figurehead left
Phoenicia, Arados mint
laney
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Phoenicia, Arados 1 B.C-1 A.D14 viewsAE 21.89mm (Thickness 2.98mm), weight 7.78g, die axis = 2h (60 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte-Europa right with head of Augustus.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, Phoenician letter nun (N) & aleph (´) above (obliterated), Aradian era date 258 (ΣNH) below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 106-107 A.D13 viewsAE 20.96mm (Thickness 2.48mm), weight 7.14g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte-Europa right with laureate head of Trajan.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, Phoenician letter beth (B) beneath bulls head, Aradian era date 365 (ΣΞT) above, ΑΡΑΔΙWΝ (Arados) below.
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Phoenicia, Arados 116-117 A.D15 viewsAE 23.86mm (Thickness 3.03mm), weight 9.24g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte-Europa right with laureate head of Trajan.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, Phoenician letter qoph (Q) beneath bulls head, Aradian era date 375 (ΣOT) above, ΑΡΑΔΙWΝ (Arados) below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 116-117 A.D3 viewsAE 22.10mm (Thickness 2.88mm), weight 8.56g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte-Europa right with laureate head of Trajan.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, Phoenician letter qoph (Q) beneath bulls head, Aradian era date 375 (ΣOT) above, ΑΡΑΔΙWΝ (Arados) below.
Arados
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Phoenicia, Arados 127-126 B.C6 viewsAE 15.58mm (Thickness 2.61mm), weight 3.24g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 133 below.
Arados
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Phoenicia, Arados 128-127 B.C19 viewsAE 16.99mm (Thickness 2.36mm), weight 3.34g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 132 below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 128-127 B.C7 viewsAE 16.44mm (Thickness 3.19mm), weight 3.96g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 132 below.
Arados
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Phoenicia, Arados 129-128 B.C14 viewsAE 16.32mm (Thickness 2.38mm), weight 3.41g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 131 below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 130-127 B.C14 viewsAE 16.14mm (Thickness 2.23mm), weight 3.07g, die axis = 1h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 130-132 (uncertain) below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 130-129 B.C 11 viewsAE 16.65mm (Thickness 2.37mm), weight 3.95g, die axis = 11h (350 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 130 below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 130-129 B.C 10 viewsAE 16.76mm (Thickness 2.43mm), weight 3.82g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 130 below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C10 viewsAE 17.38mm (Thickness 2.91mm), weight 3.93g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 125 below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C12 viewsAE 16.71mm (Thickness 2.45mm), weight 3.69g, die axis = 5h (150 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 125 below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C9 viewsAE 16.17mm (Thickness 2.37mm), weight 3.21g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 125 below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C11 viewsAE 15.60mm (Thickness 2.45mm), weight 2.55g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 125 below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C6 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C

AE 16.49mm (Thickness 2.24mm), weight 2.94g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 125 below.
Arados
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Phoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C4 viewsAE 16.62mm (Thickness 2.52mm), weight 3.09g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 125 below.
Arados
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Phoenicia, Arados 136-135 B.C9 viewsAE 16.25mm (Thickness 2.14mm), weight 2.66g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 124 below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 137-136 B.C10 viewsAE 16.35mm (Thickness 2.76mm), weight 3.71g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 123 below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 25-26 A.D3 viewsAE 23.31mm (Thickness 2.86mm), weight 8.03g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte, wearing stephane and veil, border of dots.

Reverse: Tyche nude to waist seated left on rudder, hand on tiller, carrying cornucopia with bunch of grapes right, Phoenician letter qoph (Q) above Tyche´s outstretched arm, Aradian era date 284 (ΔΠΣ) left, AΡAΔIΩN (Arados) below.
Arados
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Phoenicia, Arados 31-30 B.C3 viewsAE 24.69mm (Thickness 2.31mm), weight 7.01g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, monogram above with Phoenician letters nun (N) left; lamedh (L) & aleph (´) right. Aradian era date 229 (ΣKΘ) with Phoenician letters taw (T) & shin (SH) below in exerque.
Arados
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Phoenicia, Arados 38-39 A.D25 viewsAE 22.33mm (Thickness 2.65mm), weight 7.78g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte, wearing stephane and veil, border of dots.

Reverse: Tyche nude to waist seated left on rudder, hand on tiller, carrying cornucopia with bunch of grapes right, Phoenician letter gimel (G) below rudder in left field, Aradian era date 297 (ΣϘZ) left, AΡAΔIΩN (Arados) below.
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Phoenicia, Arados 46-45 B.C17 viewsAE 24.48mm (Thickness 2.14mm), weight 5.80g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, Δ qoph aleph over shin daleth aleph above, Aradian era date 214 (ΣΙΔ) with monogram below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 52-51 B.C14 viewsAE 15.01mm (Thickness 1.94mm), weight 2.21g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letter qoph (Q) above, Aradian era date 208 (CH) below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 59-58 B.C28 viewsAE 13.33mm (Thickness 2.94mm), weight 2.77g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letter qoph (Q) and Greek letter T left under prow, Aradian era date 201 (CA) right.
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Phoenicia, Arados 76-75 B.C12 viewsAE 19.80mm (Thickness 2.70mm), weight 5.66g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, BC over ΔN above, Aradian era date 184 (PΠΔ ) & Phoenician letter daleph (D) with monogram below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 76-75 B.C11 viewsAE 20.13mm (Thickness 3.52mm), weight 7.47g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, CT over CI above, Aradian era date 184 (PΠΔ ) & Phoenician letter gimel (G) with monogram below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 77-76 B.C5 viewsAE 21.50mm (Thickness 2.93mm), weight 7.29g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, ΘE over monogram above, Aradian era date 183 (PΠΓ) & Phoenician letter aleph (´) with Greek letter Z below.
Arados
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Phoenicia, Arados 80-79 B.C19 viewsAE 19.98mm (Thickness 3.42mm), weight 7.59g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, AC over monogram above, Aradian era date 180 (PΠ) & Phoenician letter aleph (´) with Greek letters CΩM below.
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Phoenicia, Arados 85-84 B.C7 viewsAE 20.78mm (Thickness 2.18mm), weight 4.98g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, KN over ΠC above, Aradian era date 175 (POE) & Greek M with Phoenician letter beth (B) below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 85-84 B.C28 viewsAE 20.17mm (Thickness 2.61mm), weight 5.67g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, KN over ΠC above, Aradian era date 175 (POE) & Greek M with Phoenician letter beth (B) below.
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Phoenicia, Arados 85-84 B.C.6 viewsObverse:Veiled bust of Astarte Europa right, wearing  stephane, border of dots.
Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, KN over ΠC above, Aradian era date 175 (POE) & Greek M with Phoenician letter beth (B) below.
22mm and 6.1grams. 
References: HGC 10 Pg.22 No.88; Duyrat 2005 Pg.110 No.4502-4515.
Canaan
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Phoenicia, Arados 89-88 B.C14 viewsAE 21.88mm (Thickness 2.73mm), weight 5.42g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, monograms above, Aradian era date 170 (POA) & Greek letter M with Phoenician letter gimel (G) below.
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Phoenicia, Arados 93 A.D-94 A.D13 viewsAE 22.48mm (Thickness 2.35mm), weight 7.27g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte-Europa right with head of Domitian, mint mark on Astarte.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, Phoenician letter qoph (Q) in left field, Aradian era date 352 (BNT) below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 94-93 B.C12 viewsAE 19.83mm (Thickness 3.04mm), weight 7.71g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, BC over ΓC above, Aradian era date 166 (PΞς) & Phoenician letter gimel (G) below.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 94-93 B.C26 viewsAE 20.54mm (Thickness 3.04mm), weight 7.07g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, BC over ΓC above, Aradian era date 166 (PΞς) & Phoenician letter gimel (G) below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), BMC Phoenicia 374, AE-23, Bull left, #153 viewsPhoenicia, Arados, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), BMC Phoenicia 374, AE-23, Bull left, #1
avers: Bust of Astarte-Europa right, in stephane and veil, falling from chignon, smaller laureate head of Trajan right in front
reverse: Bull running left, date EOT (year 375) above, Phoenician letter on left, APAΔIΩN belove.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight:10,69g, axes:0h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: EOT=year 375, 116-117 A.D.,
ref: BMC Phoenicia 374
Q-001
quadrans
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Phoenicia, Arados, AE22; bull7 viewsTrajan, Phoenicia, Arados, AE22. 98-117 AD. 22mm, 6.72g. Obverse: bust of Astarte right, before, small laureate head of Trajan right. Reverse: A]ΡAΔIΩN, (humped) bull galloping to left, EΞT above. Attribution: BMC p. 47, 368. Ex areich; photo credit areichPodiceps
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Phoenicia, Arados, Trajan AE25. Astarte-Europa/Bull 22 viewsObv: Bust of Astarte-Europa right, in stephane & veil falling from chignon, smaller laureate head of Trajan right in front,
Rev: Bull running left, date EOT (year 375) above, Phoenician letter on left.
SNG Cop 81
ancientone
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PHOENICIA, Aradus. Trajan29 viewsPHOENICIA, Aradus. Trajan. 98-117 AD. ? 23mm
(10.36 gm). Bust of Astarte-Europa right, bust
of Trajan before, right / Bull left; date EOT
(116-117 AD). BMC Phoenicia 374
ecoli
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PHOENICIA, Aradus. Trajan with Astarte42 views116-117 AD (date EOT, year 375)
Æ22, 9.65 g
Obv: draped bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane and veil falling from chignon; before, small laureate bust of Trajan
Rev: bull charging left
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 81; BMC 374

It seems unusual to have the emperor depicted smaller than the deity. I really like the coin and am happy to have it in my collection. Nice sandy patina.
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PHOENICIA, Aradus; Trajan26 viewsPHOENICIA, Aradus. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ (12mm, 6.95 g, 12h). Dated CY 365 (AD 106/7). Draped bust of Astarte-Europa right; before, small laureate head of Trajan right / Bull charging left; EΞT (date) above, Phoenician letter before. BMC 368-70ecoli
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Phoenicia, Berytos. Valerian AE30. Astarte 39 viewsObv: IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate bust right.
Rev: COL IVL AVG FEL BER, Astarte standing front with head right, left foot on prow, holding standard in right hand and aphlastron in left, raising robe. To right Nike on column, crowning her.
30mm and 15.3g.
ancientone
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Phoenicia, Byblos, Diadumenian, Rouvier 69968 viewsDiadumenian, Caesar, mid May 218 - 8. June 218
AE 24, 10.81g
obv. M OP DIADYMENIANOC KAI
bare head, bust, cuirassed, r.
rev. BYB - LOY / IERAC (in exergue)
distyle temple, covered by an arch decorated by shell-like swags, in which Astarte is standing r., with polos on head, spear in r. hand and foot on prow, crowned with wreath by Nike, standing on column r. before her.
BMC 40-43; Rouvier 699
scarce, about VF(?)
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ASTARTE, a major Northwest-Semitic goddess, was cognate with the East-Semitic goddess Ishtar. She was connected with fertility, sexuality and war. She was accepted by the Greeks under the name of Aphrodite. Cyprus, one of Aphrodite's main cult centers supplied the name Cypris as Aphrodite's most common byname.

BYBLOS , one of her important cult centers and therefore called 'the Holy Byblos', in ancient times was the most important port of export for Egyptian papyros to Greece. Therefore Greek biblos = book, and The Holy Bible!

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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Phoenicia, Byblos. Elagabalus AE2832 views
Obv: AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IEPAC BYBLOY, hexastyle temple with central arch, Astarte standing facing within, foot on prow, holding sceptre, being crowned by Nike on column to right.
SNG Cop 145
ancientone
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Phoenicia, Caesarea ad Libanum, Severus Alexander, BMC 948 viewsSeverus Alexander as Caesar, AD 221-222, struck under Elagabal
obv. [SEV ALEXA]NDROS CAESAR
Head, radiate, r.
rev. COL C - E - SA - RIA LIB
in ex. ITVR
Tetrastyle tripartite temple of Astarte. In the middle triptych under an arched roof Astarte stg. facing, holding standard in r. hand and l. foot set on prow, being crowned by Nike r. beside her stg. on cippus; beneath rivergod swimming r.; outside staircases leading to the side-wings; in the l. wing goddess with kalathos stg. facing between two animals, in the r. wing female figure stg. facing.
BMC 110, 9; Lindgren II, 1321, 2288
Rare, F/about VF, the sandpatina suggests an illumination from behind and thus the fascinating impression of a three-dimensional depiction!

The ancient name of Caesarea was Arka. Probably under Elagabal the City was raised to a Roman colonia under the name Colonia Caesarea Libani. Here Severus Alexander was born, cousin, adoptive son and successor of Elagabal. We know of an important Astarte cult in Caesarea. Wether the interesting triptych form of the temple was real we dont know. The two figures in the side wings can't be identified clearly; the goddess at the l. side matches iconographically the 'Mistress of Animals', Potnia theron, the r. figure possibly Aphrodite. ITVR in ex. points to the Ituraei, a nomad people in this region.

The ancient name of the river is unknown. Today his name is Nahr-el-Arqa.
Jochen
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PHOENICIA, Orthosia. Elagabalus. AD 218-222.15 viewsObv. Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev. Tetrastyle temple, with central arched bay and containing facing statue of Tyche-Astarte, with scepter and being crowned by Victory on short column to right; arched doorways to left and right, with stairs leading to each; river-god swimming below.
References: SNG Fitzw. 6041, (Mionnet V.365.187).
22mm, 6.81 grams.
Canaan
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PHOENICIA, SIDON21 views57-42 B.C.
struck Civic Year 59 (53/52 BC)
AE 13 mm; 2.40 g
O: Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right
R: Astarte standing left on prow; date in left field.
Sidon; Hoover 293
laney
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PHOENICIA, SIDON19 views 2nd-1st century BC.
Æ 14.5 mm; 3.12 g
O: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right, within beaded border
R: Astarte standing left, holding wreath and scepter, on prow left
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Phoenicia, Sidon AE24 Astarte standing on galley28 viewsObv. Turretted, diademed and laureate bust of Tyche right, her hair up around the head and with a veil that covers her neck and shoulders.
Rev. Phoenician galley, with rounded bow left. On the galley, turreted figure of Astarte standing left. The goddess, dressed in a tunic talar, on her left arm has a stylus in cross-form held traverse. Her left hand its resting on the top of a rudder. Above the galley in the left field, the date LK (year 20). Legend: SIDONIWN and underneath 5 phoenician letters.

Rouvier, JIAN 5 (1902), 228-84 (Sidon), no. 1370.
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Phoenicia, Sidon, Elagabal, SNG Cop. 255111 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 30, 20.23g
obv. IMP CAESAR - M AV ANTONINVS
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate r.
rev. AVR PIA - SID - COL MET
Two-wheeled cult cart of Astarte r., with roof on four columns, two palms emerging from
it; holy stone (baetyl) from Sidon within.
SNG Copenhagen 255
about EF, nice sand-patina
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The holy stones (baetyls) were meteorites. Especially in Semitic religions they were worshipped as deities. The most famous was the stone of Emesa, worshipped as the sol god Elagabal, and the Kaaba in Mecca, a pre-islamic sanctuary.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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Phoenicia, Sidon, Severus Alexander, BMC 320 var.14 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 24, 12.06g, 23.58mm, 0°
obv. [IMP CA]E AVR SE[V] - ALEXA[...]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from rear, laureate, r.
rev. COL AVR PIA M - ETRO S[IDO]
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots(?), chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l.
hand on ribboned thyrsos and holding in outstretched r. hand kantharos; at his feet the panther, in
upper l. field cult car of Astarte
ref. BMC Phoenicia, 198, 320 var., pl. XXV, 9 (Thanks to Vladimir P. and Shanxi!)
F+

BMC 320 has SIDO in ex. and only METR without legend break. The depiction is slightly different.
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Sidon. Elagabalus AE 26.33 viewsObv: Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Car of Astarte on two wheels, four columns supporting roof, above which emerge four palm-branches, Baetyl on base within, inverted crescent above.
ancientone
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Phoenicia, Tripolis, Elagabal, BMC 118 ff.34 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 13.71g
struck 219/220 (year 531)
obv. AVTO KM [AVR] - ANTWNEINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. TRI - PO - LI - TWN around
temple of Astarte with tripartite propylon and obliquely applied perron; central part with
arched gable and broad lintel, about it sun (or wreath?), both side wings tetrastyle with
trigonal pediments, in the background high back wall with saddle roof of the very
sanctuary; in the centre cult statue of Astarte in long garment and wearing kalathos, stg.
facing, holding sceptre in r. hand, r. beside it cippus with Nike holding wreath in raised r.
hand to crown Astarte.
[in ex. ALF (= year 531 of Seleucide era)]
ref.: BMC 118 ff.; SNG Copenhagen 291 var.
VF, brown patina with red-brown deposits

Propylon = portal building which leads into the actual sanctuary (temenon, usually bounded by walls), mostly with an uneven number of portals.
Jochen
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PHOENICIA, Tyre.8 viewsPHOENICIA, Tyre. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right, with palm frond over shoulder / Astarte, holding wreath and stylis, standing left on galley; date to left, MH monograms to right.ecoli
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PHOENICIA, Tyre. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Æ 30mm 14 viewsObv.Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. Astarte standing facing, foot on prow, holding scepter and placing right hand on trophy to outer left; to outer right, Nike on column, crowning Astarte; palm tree to inner left, murex shell to inner right.
References; Rouvier 2350; SNG Copenhagen 364 var. (bust type); BMC 396.
VF, Green patina with a dusting of light earthen deposits.
Canaan
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Phoenicia, Tyre; Salonina10 viewsSalonina, Tyre. D 218-222. Æ bust right / Astarte standing facing, foot on prow, holding scepter and placing right hand on trophy to outer left; to outer right, Nike on column, crowning Astarte; palm tree to inner left, murex shell to inner right.
BMC 295, 494. Rouvier VII, 107, 2562. Lindgren II, 127, 2400.
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Phoenicia, Tyros, Elagabal, BMC 2652 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 28
obv. IMP CAES AVR AV AN - TONINVS AVG
Bust, cuirassed with chain armor, laureate, r.
rev. TY - RIO - R - VM
Astarte, in double chiton, wearing mural crown, stg. facing, l. foot on prow, holding long transversal sceptre in l. arm and touching tropaion on left side with her r. hand; on the r. side Nike stg. l. on a high narrow column and crowning her with wreath; at her feet r. a palm and l. a murex shell.
BMC 26
about VF, even brown patina, slightly rough

At Sidon, massive mounds (hundreds of yards long and several yards deep) of Murex trunculus were found. The shells were broken in the spot that gives access to the glands from which the dyestuff is obtained. At some distance, a separate and distinct massive mound of Murex brandaris and Thais haemostoma was found. Since a reddish-purple dye is most readily obtainable from the Murex brandaris and Thais haemostoma as opposed to the bluish-purple obtained from the Murex trunculus, Egyptologist A. Dedekind (1898) viewed this fact as undeniable proof that Murex trunculus was the snail used exclusively for tekhelet (blue), and the others for argaman (purple) (c) A. Navon .(from Den of Antiquity)
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Phoenicia, Tyros, Elagabal, BMC 39040 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 30, 13.95g
obv. IMP CAES M AV ANTONINVS AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. CEPT - IM - T - YRO / COLO
Astarte, in double chiton, wearing mural crown, l. foot on prow, holding
transversal sceptre, decorating tropaion stg. l., and being crowned by Victory,
stg. on column r.; at her feet l. Marsyas with vine-bag over shoulder, r. Murex-
shell.
BMC 390; SNG Rhigetti 2339
F+/about VF

Jochen
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Phoenicia. Tripolis. Elagabalus 4 viewsPhoenicia. Tripolis. Elagabalus 218-222 A.D. AE 23 mm. Dated year {CY 533}, 221-222 A.D.Ancient Aussie
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RIC 0477A Domitianus74 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev: ANNONA AVGVSTI / S C (in exergue) Annona seated right, with bag of corn ears; to right small figure standing left, and in the backgound, stern of ship
AE/Dupondius (29.05 mm 13.153 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
RIC 477A (R3, this coin), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex CGB Live Auction 2016-03 brm_381525 (ex Astarte Auction 2007-09 lot 218)
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabalus, Tyre, AE2630 viewsobv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
rev: Astarte, holding sceptre, palm tree at feet, being crowned by Nike on column to right; trophy to left.
Struck 218-222 A.D. at Tyre

SGI 3117, SNG COP 364
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, HADRIAN, JUDAEA, Ascalon. Æ 23 mm 131-32 ad Tyche-Astarte60 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4014A; De Saulcy --; Yashin, Ascalon to Raphia, --

Issue Year 235

Obv. СƐΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. ACKAΛω/ LΔ / ЄΛC
Tyche-Astarte standing right on galley, holding scepter and aphlaston; to left, incense altar; to right, dove in r. field.

12.54 gr
23 mm
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR Denarius - Crawford 538/120 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Octavian, 44-27 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.79g; 20mm).
Italian Mint, Summer 37 BCE.

Obverse: IMP CAESAR-DIVI·F·III·VIR·ITER R·P·C; Octavian’s bare head, bearded and facing right.

Reverse: COS·ITER·ET·TER·DESIG; Simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus.

References: Crawford 538/1; Sydenham 1334; HCRI 312; BMCRR (Gaul) 116.

Provenance: Ex Ernst Ploil Collection [NAC 101 (24 Oct 2017), Lot 41]; Peus 386 (26 Apr 2006), Lot 663; Astarte 5 (1999), Lot 703.

The obverse inscription records the renewal of the second triumvirate in 37 BCE.
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Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Elagabalus as Augustus, Æ Dichalkon.8 viewsTyre 218 A.D. 17.76g - 28.1mm, Axis 11h.

Obv: IMP CAES M AV [ANTONINVS AVG] - Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev: [SEPTIM TVRO] COL - Hexastyle temple, containing Tyche-Astarte standing facing, with hand on trophy and being crowned by Victory on column to right; in exergue, lighted altar between palm tree and murex shell.

Rouvier 2363.

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Severus Alexander, of Orthosia, Phoenicia40 viewsObv. AY K M AYR ALEXANDROC KAICAP, laureate head right.
Rev. ORQWCIEWN, tetrastyle temple with pediment above central arch and doorways on sides; within a statue of Astarte standing facing, holding sceptre, river-god swimming right below.
References: Lindgren II.2310v, SNG Righetti 2276v, BMC 5v, Winsemann 1818v, (Rouvier 883).
25x22mm, 6.11 grams.
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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - Elagabalus33 viewsRev. : Processional cart containing the ovoid sacred stone of of Astarte, SID above.
19 mm.
Ginolerhino
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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - Elagabalus28 viewsRev.: processional cart containing the ovoid sacred stone of Astarte.
24 mm
Ginolerhino
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Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) - Tetradrachm of Caracalla23 viewsOn the reverse, there is the ceremonial cart of Astarte between the eagle's legs.Ginolerhino
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Sidon, Elagabalus (?) AE 27mm Royal Carriage 60 viewsSidon
BMC 255v Phoenicia, Sidon. Elagabalus Æ 26. M AV ANTONINVS (...), laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / COL AVR PIA METRO, SID below, Car of Astarte on two wheels, four columns supporting roof, above which emerge four palm-branches, Baetyl on base within, inverted crescent above. _2799
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Sidon, Phoenicia Tyche/War Galley28 viewsSidon, Phoenicia
Struck during the lst century BC.
Ob: Bust of Tyche right, wearing turreted crown laureate, veil, earring and necklace.
Rv: War-galley left; on it, Astarte standing left.
References: BMC 130-136
Scotvs Capitis
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Sidon,Phoenicia46 viewsBust of Tyche right, wearing turreted crown laureate, veil, earring and necklace
War-galley left with Astarte standing left. Delta lambda sigma in left field. 108/109 A.d. 12-13mm.
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAESAR MAV ANTO]NINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [COL] AVR PIA METRO SID, Astarte standing facing, with foot on prow, holding stylis and being crowned by Nike on column; to lower left, Marsyas standing right.
29 mm, 19.62 gms

BMC 242
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sidonbmc2443 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IM] C MAV AN-TONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AVRPIA SIDO COLMET, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, two palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) on base; double capital shaped head to sphere; dotted lines on roof and body of car.
29 mm, 22.34 gms

BMC 244.
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAESAR - MAV ANTONINVS [AVG]. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Countermark: Car of Astarte within incuse square.
Rev: AVRPIA SID COLMET, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, two palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) on base; double capital shaped head to sphere; dotted line on roof and horizontal and transverse lines on body of car.
29 mm, 18.57 gms

BMC 245. For countermark: Howgego 396
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAE M AVR] ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Countermark: Car of Astarte within incuse square.
Rev: COL ... METRO →SID, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) with 2 figures below; dotted line on roof.
24 mm, 11.99 gms

BMC 247, Rouvier 1494. For countermark: Howgego 396
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sidonbmc2504 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: COLAVR PIA METRO →SID, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, palm branches above, within car, baetyl on draped base.
25 mm, 7.98 gms

BMC 250
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IM C M AV ANTONINVS. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: AVPI SID C·MET, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl).
18 mm, 5.49 gms

BMC 259

Ex Hollschek Slg 6199
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Syria, Coele-Syria, Heliopolis. Gallienus AE24.25 viewsObv: IMP CAES P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL IVL AVG FEL HEL, Astarte seated facing on throne, vexillum on each side.
ancientone
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Syria, Seleukis and Pieria, Gabala, Commodus, Lindgren 1186220 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 25, 12.18g
obv. AYT KAI - [KOMMODOC] (from upper r.)
Head, laureate, l.
rev. [...]AN[...]
City goddess (Tyche), in long garment and wearing kalathos, stg. frontal on piedestal, holding
bipennis in raised r. hand and shield in l. hand; at both side of base protome of a horse looking
outwards; on the r. side Tyche in long garment and with mural crown std. l. on throne, holding
rudder in l. hand.
H. Seyrig 'Cultes de Gabala, in RN (1964), p.22-27' cites 2 ex. in ANS and 2 ex. in Paris; Lindgren 1186
Very rare, VF, sandy brown patina
Pedigree:
ex coll J. Wagner
ex CNG Electronic Auction 201, lot 290

The attribution of the l. figure is difficult. Here are some suggestions:
CNG: deity
ANS: male figure with bipennis and sceptre
HN: Veiled cultus-statue of aSyrian goddess (Astarte or Aphrodite, accompanied by 2 sphinxes)
Imhoof-Blumer: Astarte or Aphrodite
R. Dussaud: Venus
S. Ronzevalle: flanked by 2 lions, Paredros of Jupiter Heliopolitanus (Atargatis)
H. Seyrig: hypothetical Astarte
Because of the horses I tend to Astarte
Jochen
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SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Gabala. 187/6 BC. Æ185 viewsObv: Head of Astarte right, wearing polos.
Rev: Prow left; aphlaston above, date below.
Dated CY 73 (187/6 BC).
Duyrat, Ateliers18 (D5/R9) ; SNG Copenhagen –; DCA 794; HGC 10, 164.
ancientone
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TEMPLE, Tiberius, sestertius - temple of Concordia127 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,50g, Ø 35mm, 12h). Rome, AD 36-37.
Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST PM TR POT XXXIIX around large S C.
Rev.: Hexastyle temple on podium of five steps with flanking walls to r. and l.; Concordia seated within, holding patera and cornucopiae, flanked by the statues of Hercules and Mercurius; Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Victories and other figures above empty pediment.
RIC 67 (R); BMC 133; Cohen 70; RCV 1766
Ex Varesi Numismatica Auction 65, 10 Feb. 2015; ex Ex Astarte XII, 12 Sep. 2003, lot 485.

The temple of Concordia in the Roman Forum was restored and embellished under Tiberius. It housed so many antique statues that Pliny the Elder called it a museum of art and Greek sculpture.
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Tiberius, RIC 67, Sestertius of AD 36-37 (temple of Concordia)16 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,50g, Ø 35mm, 12h). Rome, AD 36-37.
Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST PM TR POT XXXIIX around large S C.
Rev.: No legend, Hexastyle temple on podium of five steps with flanking walls to r. and l.; Concordia seated within, holding patera and cornucopiae, flanked by the statues of Hercules and Mercurius; Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Victories and other figures above empty pediment.
RIC 67 (R); BMC 133; Cohen 70; RCV 1766
Ex Varesi Numismatica Auction 65, 10 Feb. 2015; ex Ex Astarte XII, 12 Sep. 2003, lot 485.

The temple of Concordia in the Roman Forum was restored and embellished under Tiberius. It housed so many antique statues that Pliny the Elder called it a museum of art and Greek sculpture.
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Trajan49 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Gabala. Trajan. Year 152 (105/106 AD). Æ 21mm. Laureate head right / Goddess (Astarte?) seated left, holding poppy and grain-ears in right hand, sceptre in left; at her feet, sphinx seated left; star in left field. BMC Galatia, etc. pg. 244, 4 var.; Lindgren-Kovacs 2051.Molinari
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Trajan, (98 - 117 CE), Æ, Ascalon95 viewsBronze of Trajan, 117/118 CE, Struck at the mint of Ascalon in Judea, 23mm.

Obverse: CEBACTOS; Laureate head of Trajan right.
Reverse: ACKAΛS; Tyche Astarte standing left on galley, holding sceptre & aphlaston, altar in field to left, dove to right, Date AK = 117/118 CE, in field.

Reference: SNG ANS 712.

Added to collection: November 5, 2006
Daniel Friedman
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Tyche (turreted head right)124 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Elagabalus. Æ 25. A.D. 218-222. Obv: IMPCAEMAV(RANTONINVSAVG) or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before face. Rev: COLAVR-RIA-METRO, SID in ex. Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof; within spherical object (Baetyl), inverted crescent above, two uncertain figures at base. Ref: BMC 255 for rev. Axis: 195°. Weight: 10.97 g. Note: Howgego 205 was apparently only applied to coins of Elagabalus. CM: Turreted head of Tyche right, in rectangular punch, 5 x 6 mm. Howgego 205 (7 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Tyre Phoenicia Mint Elagabalus Bronze Coin31 viewsElagabalus circa 218 - 222 AD, Tyre Phoenicia Mint, Bronze 28 mm 16.1 gram
Obverse: Bust Right. Reverse: Astarte with trophy crowned by Nike small figure of Marsays at feet _3750 sold

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Tyre, Phoenicia 27 viewsAutonomous issue, after 126 B.C.
AE, 3.27 gm, 15 mm
Veiled and turreted head of Tyche right [palm behind shoulder]
Astarte left on galley with aphlaston holding patera and standard
Date/monogram above galley
[“of Tyre” in Phoenician below]
SG 5922 var.,
BMC Phoenicia p.254, 248 var.
Jaimelai
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Vespasian / Victory Orichalcum Sestertius123 viewsVespasian, 69-79. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 23.49 g 6), Rome, 71.
O: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III Laureate head of Vespasian to right.
R: VICTORIA AVGVSTI, S C in ex, Victory standing right, left foot set on helmet, writing on shield; in right field, mourning Judea seated beneath palm tree.
- BMC 582. BN 560. Cohen 625. RIC 468. Ex Oblos webauction 3 11/15 lot 292, Astarte S.A. XIX '06 Lot 956, UBS Gold & Numismatics '06 Auction 64 lot 173, Auction Numismatica Genevensis 1, Geneva, 27 November 2000, lot 147.
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