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Ancient Coinage of Phoenicia, Dora



Dora (Doros), modern day Tantura, struck no autonomous coins. Its coinage dates from the liberation of the city by Pompeius in 63 BC, to Antoninus Pius.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 20Dora, Phoenicia, Semi-autonomous. Time of Vespasian. AE. 5.12 gr. 76-77(AD). Dated local year 139. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right / DWRITWN, Tyche or Astarte, turreted, standing left, holding standard and cornucopiae. Date Q-LR in left field. RPC II 2091; Meshorer, Dora, 29; BMC 20.TextImage
Meshorer 4Dora, Phoenicia. Autonomous. AE19mm, 6.49 gr. Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / Prow of galley left, the two pilei of the Dioskuri and date LA above (year 1 = 63/62 BC); DW below. Mesh. Dora 4; Sofaer pl. 38,4.TextImage
Meshorer 20Dora, Phoenicia, time of Nero, lokal year 130; ca 66-67 AD, AE25 Dichalkous. Laurate, bearded head of Doros or Zeus right / DWRITWN, Tyche or Astarte, turreted, standing facing, head right, wearing chiton, shoulders and arms bare, holding standard in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Year L LR upwards in left field. Meshorer, Dora 20. TextImage
Rosenberger 2Dora, Phoenicia, AE18, 3.61 gr. ca. 64-63 BC. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right / Aphlaston, A-DH across fields. Rosenberger II, 2; BMC Phoenicia p. lxxv. Note: BMC states that the attribution to Dora is not certain. Righetti Sale, VI, 1514.TextImage
Rouvier 758Dora, Phoenicia, Imperial times, ca 64-65 AD, AE22. Laureate head of Doros right / DWRITWN, Tyche or Astarte, turreted, standing facing, head right, wearing chiton, shoulders and arms bare, holding standard in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Date L PKH horizontally in left field. Rouvier 758; RPC 4761; Mionnet 149; Rosenberger 16.TextImage
Rouvier 761Dora, Phoenicia, time of Nero, dated local year 138, ca 75-76 AD, AE22 Dichalkous, 11.04 gr. Laureate, bearded head of Doros right, aphlaston before / DWRITWN, Tyche or Astarte, turreted, standing facing, head right, wearing chiton, shoulders and arms bare, holding standard in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Year Q LR in left field. Rouvier 761; BMC 12.TextImage
RPC 4758Dora, Phoenicia, imperial times, Year 130. 66-67 AD, AE23 Dichalkous, 10.02 g. Bearded head of Doros right / DWRITWN, Tyche or Astarte, turreted, standing facing, head right, wearing chiton, shoulders and arms bare, holding standard in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Date LR in left field. RPC I 4758; Meshorer, Dora, 20b.TextImage
RPC 4759Dora, Phoenicia, time of Nero, dated local year 131, ca 67-68 AD, AE23 Dichalkous. Laurate, bearded head of Doros right / DWRITWN, Tyche or Astarte, turreted, standing facing, head right, wearing chiton, shoulders and arms bare, holding standard in right hand and cornucopiae in left. Year ALR in left field. RPC 4759; Meshorer, Dora, 23.TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC 2088Vespasian AE 21mm of Phoenicia, Dora. Laureate head right / Tyche standing half-left, head right, holding standard and cornucopiae. BMC Phoenicia 25; Rosenberger 23.TextImage
TRAJAN
Hendin 850Trajan AE25 of Dora. Minted 111-112 AD. Laureate, draped bust right / Laureate bust of Doros r. Inscription reading Holy Dora, city of Asylum, Autonomous, Ruler of Seas.TextImage
Rouvier 772Trajan, AE16 of Dora, Phoenicia. 98-117 AD. Year 175 (111/2 AD.). NER TRAI KAI CE GE DAK, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder; star before / DWRA IERA above, POE (date) below, galley sailing left. Rouvier 772; Mionnet V, 158.TextImage
HADRIAN
SGI 1243Hadrian AE24 of Dora, Phoenicia. AVTO TPA ADPIANW KAIC, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DWP IEP ACYL AVT NAYAP PP, laureate head of Doraos right, small aphlastron below beard. BMC 37-39.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
Rosenberger 35Antoninus Pius AE26 of Dora, Phoenicia. Laureate draped bust right / bearded bust of Doros right.TextImage
See also:Entry for Dora on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Dora in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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