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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 2Sidon, Phoenicia. Circa 435-420 BC. AR Half Shekel. Galley sailing left; two waves below / King of Persia standing right, drawing bow; incuse head of Bes to left, incuse head of goat to right; all within incuse square. Betlyon 4, SNG Copenhagen 188-189. TextFull Size
BMC 8Sidon, Phoenicia, AR Double Shekel. Uncertain King, 460-450 BC. Phoenician war-galley left at the base of a city wall surmounted by five battlemented towers; two lions salient addorsed below / Persian King, wearing tiara and candys, raising right hand, standing left in horse-drawn chariot driven by charioteer. BMC 4-8; Rouvier 1082-1084; cf Sear 5934.TextFull Size
BMC 9Sidon, Phoenicia, Uncertain king, AR Half Shekel. 405-395 BC. Galley left before four city towers, two lions addorsed below; Phoenician letter Beth above / King of Persia standing right, slaying lion standing on its hind legs before him. Rouvier 1092; Betlyon 14. TextFull Size
BMC 14Phoenicia AR Sixteenth Shekel. Abdeshmun, ca 410-400 BCs. War-galley to left before battlemented city wall with three towers, two lions back to back in exergue / King of Persia standing right, drawing bow; incuse head of Bes to left, incuse head of goat to right. Betlyon 9. TextFull Size
BMC 17.1Sidon, Phoenicia. AR Tetrashekel. Baalshallim II or Bodashtart. Circa 386-372 BC. War galley to left over waves, Phoenician "B" above / King of Persia left in a quadriga of pacing horses, Egyptian figure wearing an Egyptian crown and holding a sceptre with an animal's head, walking left behind the chariot. BMC 17-24; Sear 5934; Betlyon 16. TextFull Size
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BMC 17Sidon, Phoenicia. AR Tetrashekel. Baalshallim II or Bodashtart. Circa 386-372 BC. War galley to left over waves, Phoenician "B" above / King of Persia left in a quadriga of pacing horses, Egyptian figure wearing an Egyptian crown and holding a sceptre with an animal's head, walking left behind the chariot. BMC 17-24; Sear 5934; Betlyon 16. TextFull Size
BMC 17ffSidon, Phoenicia. Bodashtart. Circa 384-370 BC. AR Tetrashekel. Galley to left; Phoenician letter B above (off flan) / King in chariot, followed by attendant in Egyptian dress. TextFull Size
BMC 25Sidon, Phoenicia, Baalshallim II. Circa 407/2-372/68 BC. AR Double Shekel. Dated RY 3[2-4] (circa 373-368 BC). War galley travelling left over waves; bet above / King of Persia and driver in chariot left; Baalshallim following behind, date above. Betlyon 18 corr. TextFull Size
BMC 26cfSidon, Phoenicia. Time of King Bodashtart. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Half Shekel . War galley left, waves below / Bearded deity in horse-drawn cart left. TextFull Size
BMC 26ffSidon, Phoenicia. Time of King Bodashtart. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Half Shekel . War galley left, waves below / Bearded deity in horse-drawn cart left. TextFull Size
BMC 29Sidon, Phoenicia, AR tetrashekel, King Strato I (Abdashtart), 370-358 BC. 25.59 g. War-galley with oars and shields over four lines of waves. III above. / King standing left in a quadriga of pacing horses, an Egyptian figure wearing an Egyptian crown walking left behind the cart, holding a sceptre with an animal's head and a one-handled vase with flowers. "90" above. BMC 29; Sear 5937.TextFull Size
BMC 34Sidon, Phoenicia. 372-358 BC. AR 1/16 Shekel, 0.73 g. War-galley left with oars and shields over waves. III` above. / King standing right, about to slay a lion which is standing left on its back legs. "90" ("AB") upwards between them. BMC 34.TextFull Size
BMC 35Sidon, Phoenicia, AR sixteenth shekel, Abdashtart I. 365-352 BC. 0.75 g. War-galley left with oars and shields over waves. III` above. / King standing right, about to slay a lion which is standing left on its back legs. "90" ("AB") upwards between them. BMC 35; Sear 5940; Elayi, Sidon, 1420.TextFull Size
BMC 36Sidon, Sidon, Phoenicia. AR 1/16 Shekel, Abdashtart I. Ca 372-361 BC. 10mm, 0.68 g. Phoenician 'B' above galley left, two waves below / King standing right, slaying lion, which he holds by the mane; O in lower centre. Betlyon 27; BMC 36.TextFull Size
BMC 46Sidon, Phoenicia AE15. War galley left / King of Persia in cart left. TextFull Size
BMC 56Sidon, AE15. War galley travelling left over two lines of waves, III III III (=regnal year 9) above / Bearded deity in kneeling-running attitude right, holding spear and bow. BMC (Phoenicia) 56; Sear Greece 5956TextFull Size
BMC 60Sidon, Phoenicia. 'Abd'ashtart I. 372-358 BC. AE 13mm. Year 11 (361/360 BC). Galley to left; date above / Head of 'Abd'ashtart right. Betlyon 30. TextFull Size
BMC 67Sidon, Phoenicia, 'Abd'ashtart II AR Eighth Shekel. War galley left / Persian king standing right, battling lion standing left on hind legs, OO between them, all in shallow incuse square. Betlyon 34; BMC 67. TextFull Size
BMC 82Sidon, Mazaios. AR Tetrashekel. Sidon, Mazaios. AR Tetrashekel. War galley left / King in biga left. TextFull Size
BMC 84Sidon, Phoenicia, AR Sixteenth Shekel. 355-340 BC. Sidonian war galley left with oars, legend above / Persian King standing right, slaying lion standing on hind legs before him; O between them. Sear Greek 5948; BMC 84; McClean 9492.TextFull Size
BMC 91Sidon, Phoenicia, AE13, ca 290-250 BC. 1.13 g. Turreted head of Tyche right, Z behind neck. / Phoenician legend around rudder. BMC 91; SNG Cop 210; type Sear 5958.TextFull Size
BMC 117Sidon. 43/44 AD. AR Half Shekel. Turreted bust of Tyche right / Eagle standing left, palm over far shoulder; date and letters in fields. Prieur 1352; RPC I 4561. TextFull Size
BMC 130ffSidon, Phoenicia. AE21. Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / Astarte standing left on galley, tiller in right hand, sceptre in left, date in left field. TextFull Size
BMC 132Sidon, Phoenicia, 83-82 BC. 3.447g, 19.8mm. Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / Astarte standing left on galley, tiller in right hand, sceptre in left, date L QK in left field, ΣIΔΩNIΩN and Phoenician script (l ts d n m) below. BMC 132.TextFull Size
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BMC 137Sidon, Phoenicia AE 21mm. Year 34 (78-77 BC). Jugate busts of Tyche, veiled and turreted, and Demos right (note: Waser states that the male head cannot be that of Zeus, as the head is in the background, thus taking a minor position and there is no trace of laurels or taenia) / ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ, Phoenician galley sailing left; date L ΔΛ above, Phoenician inscription "of the Sidonians" below. SNG Cop 221, Lindgren 2324. TextFull Size
BMC 143Sidon, Phoenicia, AE24, dated year 40, 71-70 BC. 6.94 g. Laureate head of Zeus right. / ΣIΔONΩN, Europa seated facing on bull charging left, date L-M across upper fields. BMC 143; Sear 5966 corr.; SNG Cop 225.TextFull Size
BMC 155Sidon, Phoenicia AE19. 64 BC to 117 AD. Head of young Dionysus left, wreathed with ivy / cista mystica, ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ below, year above (Sidon's local era beginning 112-111 BC) all within ivy wreath. TextFull Size
BMC 156Sidon, Phoenicia, AE20, dated year 225, AD 116-117. 6.97 g. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. / Small cista mystica above ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ, date LΣKZ (Z is retrograde) above. BMC 156; type Sear 5967.TextFull Size
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BMC 167Sidon, Phoenicia. Civic Issue. AE 21mm. Struck Year 117 (8/9AD). Tetrastyle temple on high podium; single columns flanking / Veiled Europa riding bull left. TextFull Size
BMC 171Sidon, Phoenicia, dated AD 44-45. AE15, 3.80 gr. Turreted bust of Tyche right, A, digamma and aphlaston before head / ENP (date) ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ above war galley left, Phoenician legend below. BMC 171.TextFull Size
BMC 171cfSidon, Phoenicia AE15. ca 1st Century BC - 1st Century AD. Turreted bust of Tyche right / Galley left. TextFull Size
BMC 179Sidon, Phoenicia AE15. Turreted bust of Tyche right, star in crescent before / Galley left. TextFull Size
BMC 193Sidon, Phoenicia, AE23, 80-87 AD. Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / ΣIΔΩN ΘEAΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΣOYΛOY KAI NAYAΡCIΔOΣ in six lines above and below galley left, stem terminating forward in volute, aphlaston at stern. BMC Phoenicia, 193.TextFull Size
BMC 197Sidon, Phoenica, AE22. AD 116-117. Veiled and turreted head of Tyche right, aplustre behind head / ΣIΔΩNOΣ IEΡAΣ, Cart of Astarte on two wheels, containing baetyl beneath a canopy. Date ZKS below. BMC 197; SNG Cop 247. TextFull Size
Betlyon - Sidon, Phoenicia. Baalshallim II. Circa 386-372 BC. AR Double Shekel (28.21 gm). Regnal year 15. War-galley to left over waves, Phoenician "B" above / King of Persia in chariot with driver, Egyptian attendant behind; date above. BMC -, Betlyon -. TextFull Size
Betlyon 5cf Sidon, Phoenicia. Ba'lsallim I or II, ca 420-410 BC or later. AR 1/64 Shekel (0.29 gm). Galley left over waves; Phoenician letter B above / Persian king, in crown, holding bow in outstretched left hand and spear or arrow (?) in right, resting on shoulder. BMC -. TextFull Size
Betlyon 9 Sidon, Phoenicia AR 1/16 shekel. ca 410-400 BC. Galley left before city wall / Persian king standing right, drawing bow, head of goat to right. TextFull Size
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Betlyon 16 Sidon, Phoenicia, Ba'lshallim II AR Dishekel. Galley left; Phoenician 'B' above / Chariot with driver and Persian king left, Egyptian attendant behind. TextFull Size
Betlyon 24 Sidon, Phoenicia, 'Abd'ashtart I AR Sixteenth Shekel. ca 384-370 BC. War galley moving left over waves, dated II above / Phoenician letters (ayin bet) between legs of king ritually killing a lion, shallow incuse square. BMC 34v, SNG Cop 196. TextFull Size
Betlyon 25 Sidon, Phoenicia, AR 1/8th shekel. Abd Astart I, c410-400 BC, War-galley to left / King of Persia slaying lion standing before him, O between them; all in incuse square. TextFull Size
Betlyon 38 Sidon, Phoenicia AR 1/16 shekel. ca 342-332 BC. Galley left / Persian king standing right, about to slay erect lion whose mane he seizes; Phoenician letters between. TextFull Size
LeRider 23-24Sidon, Phoenicia, AE18, civic issue, 2nd c. BC. Turreted head of Tyche right, (palm branch behind head, off flan) / ΣIΔΩNIΩN, Tyche, head bare, seated left on a transversely placed rudder, holding the tiller in her right hand and resting left hand on the shaft. Phoenician date to left. LeRider 23-24 in Rev.Num 1959; type Paris Y28359.21.TextFull Size
Rouvier 1293Phoenicia Sidon, 121-114 BC, AE 25 dichalkis. Turreted head of Tyche right (usually with EIP or EYI behind head) / Year above, ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ above, IEΡAΣ KAI AZYΛOY KAI NAY AΡCIΔOΣ beneath galley with rounded volute and aplustre on the poop deck. Rouvier 1293; Mionnet V, 277. TextFull Size
Rouvier 1331Sidon, Phoenicia, AE21, dated year 5. 107-106 BC. 9.69 g. Turreted head of Tyche right, B monogram behind neck. / ΣIΔONIΩN, galley left, date LE above, Phoenician script below. Rouvier 1331; Hoover HGC 291; BMC -. Type Sear 5962.TextFull Size
Rouvier 1345Sidon, Phoenicia, AE14, Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right, countermarked "X" for Legio X / Prow left, Phoenician script above and date below. TextFull Size
Rouvier 1392Time of Trajan, AE24, Sidon, Civic Issue. Turreted, draped bust of Tyche right / ΣIΔONΩN ΘEAΣ to left and right, Cart of Astarte on wheels, containing sacred baetyl, conceivably a meteorite, date below. TextFull Size
Rouvier 1414AE17 of Sidon, Phoenicia. 80-45 BC. 8.3gm. Jugate busts of Tyche, diademed and turreted and Zeus right / ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ, Galley rowing left, apluste on the deck, date LQM below (year 49). Rouvier 1414.TextFull Size
Rouvier 1419Sidon, Phoenicia AE22. Dated Year 35 (77-76 BC). Jugate busts of Tyche, veiled and turreted, and Zeus or Demos right, HA monogram behind head of Tyche. / ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ, Phoenician galley sailing left, date L EΛ above, Phoenician inscription "of the Sidonians" below. Rouvier 1419; Babelon Perses 1659; Mionnet V, 240. BMC 140 var (different monogram).TextFull Size
Rouvier 1436Sidon, Phoenicia. 44-117 AD. 6.96g; 20mm. Head of young Dionysus right, wreathed with ivy / Cista mystica, ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ below, year LE KΣ above (year 225 of the local era), all within ivy wreath. Rouvier 1436.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 199Sidon, Phoenicia: AR 1/8 shekel. ca. 355-340 BC. Bearded deity about to slay lion / War galley left. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 247Sidon, Phoenicia. Year 227 (116-117 AD). AE 24mm. Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right; aphlaston behind, star before / ΣIΔΩNOΣ IEΡAΣ, car of Astarte, containing baetyl; date ZKΣ below. TextFull Size
Triton II 498 Sidon, AR double shekel, Baalshallim II TextFull Size
Eighth Sidon, Phoencia, AR 1/8th shekel, (0.58g) Abdeshmun, c. 410-400 BC, War-galley to left. / King of Persia slaying lion standing before him, O between them; all in incuse square. TextFull Size
AUGUSTUS
RPC 4106Augustus AE 23mm of an uncertain Syrian mint. AVGVST TR POT, laureate head right / ΛT CA, two lines within laurel wreath. TextFull Size
RPC 4604Augustus, AE of Sidon, Phoenicia. 9.91 g. Laureate head left, crescent to left, all within wreath / ΣIΔΩN[OC IEΡAΣ] Λ [BΡ] beneath Europa with billowing veil, riding bull right. RPC 4604. BMC 205.TextFull Size
RPC 4608Augustus, AE21 of Sidon, Phoenicia. Year 117 (AD 6-7). Laureate head right / Car on two wheels, date in centre field. TextFull Size
RPC 4609Augustus AE 8 Chalkoi of Sidon, Phoenicia. Bare head right; HX (denomination) behind / Veiled Europa riding left on bull. TextFull Size
CALIGULA
RPC 4612Caligula AE21 of Sidon, Phoenicia. AD 37-41. 11.66 g. Dated Year 148, AD 37-38. No legend, laureate head right, star in lower right field. / ΣIΔΩNOΣ L HMP, Europa, with veil inflated over her head, riding bull galloping left. RPC 4612; BMC 208; Rouvier 1457–1458; Babelon Perses 1714.TextFull Size
CLAUDIUS
BMC 210Claudius AE25 of Sidon, Phoenicia. Laureate head of Claudius left / ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ, Λ ..NΠ, Europa seated on bull right holding a horn and her inflated veil. BMC 210; RPC 4613; Rouvier 1459. TextFull Size
NERO
RPC 4616Nero, AE23 of Sidon, Phoenicia. AD 54-68. 10.85 g. Dated local year 166, AD 55-56. No legend, laureate head right, star to right. / ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ below, Europa sitting front, looking right, holding billowing veil and bull’s horn, on bull galloping right. Date L-CEΡ across upper fields. RPC I 4616; BMC 212; Chandon 855.TextFull Size
RPC 4618Nero AE 23mm of Sidon, Phoenicia. Laureate head left; lituus before / ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ, Λ EOΡ, Veiled Europa riding right on bull. RPC 4618; Rouvier 1465–1466; BMC 215.TextFull Size
VESPASIAN
RPC 2055Vespasian AE16 of Sidon, Phoenicia. AD 69-79. Dated local year 188 (AD 77-78). Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; before, star within crescent / ΣIΔΩNΩS ΘEAΣ Aς, Galley left, HΠΡ (date) above. RPC II 2055; Rouvier 1353; Paris 1731; Hunter 29.TextFull Size
TRAJAN
BMC 218-223Trajan, AE23 of Sidon, Phoenicia. AD 98-117. Dated local year 227, AD 116-117. 9.64 g. AYTO NEΡ TΡAIANΩ KAI, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder. / ΣIΔΩNOΣ NAYAΡXIΔOΣ in two lines to right, date L ZKΣ to left, Cadmus walking left on prow, head right, pointing forward with right hand. BMC 218-223; RPC III 3866; Rouvier 1471; SNG Hunterian 3343; SNG Cop 252; SNG Leake 2404-2405.TextFull Size
HADRIAN
SNG Cop 253Hadrian AE 24mm of Sidon, Phoenicia. Struck AD 117-118. AYTO TΡAI KAI AΔΡIANΩ CE, laureate head right / ΣIΔΩN-OΣ ΘEAΣ, HKΣ in ex, cart of Astarte on two wheels, containing baetyl. BMC 226. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 254Hadrian AE 23mm of Sidon, Phoenicia. Struck year 226 (AD 117-118). AYTO TΡAI KAI AΔΡIAN.., laureate head right / Date ZKΣ above right, ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ beneath Europa, veiled, seated facing on bull, looking right, holding his horn with left hand, and her inflated veil with her right hand. BMC 225; SNG Copenhagen 254.TextFull Size
CARACALLA
Bellinger 288Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Sidon, Phoenicia. AYT KAI ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC Δ, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; between legs, Europa on bull right. Prieur 1357. TextFull Size
Bellinger 291Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Sidon, Phoenicia. AYT KAI M ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC Δ, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, Cart of Astarte between legs. TextImageFull Size
Bellinger 293Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Sidon, Phoenicia. AYT KAI ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC Δ, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak; between legs, Astarte in carriage. Prieur 1362. TextFull Size
Prieur 1363Caracalla Bi. Tetradrachm of Sidon, Phoenicia. 27 mm, 12.74 g. AYT KAI ANTωNINOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. / ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC T Δ, eagle standing right, head and tail left, carriage of Astarte between legs. Prieur 1363; Bellinger 294.TextFull Size
ELAGABALUS
Berlin 28469Elagabalus, AE33 of Sidon, Phoenicia. 21.32 g. M AVR ANTONI, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AVR PIA SIDON METROP around, COLONI below, priest ploughing right with two oxen, in the background a vexillum inscribed LEG III PAR. Berlin 28469 otherwise unpublished; Rouvier 1508 var (legends).TextFull Size
BMC 233Elagabalus AE25 of Sidon, Phoenicia. IM C M A ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right A-P / SID CO / METRO, Europa on bull galloping right, veil billowing above. TextFull Size
BMC 236Elagabalus AE 24mm of Sidon, Phoenicia. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Kadmos running left on prow. SNGCop 260. TextFull Size
BMC 237vElagabalus AE24 of Sidon, Phoenicia. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SID COL METRO above, AVR PIA in field, Kadmos advancing left, head right, on prow. TextImage
BMC 243vElagabalus AE28 of Sidon, Phoenicia. IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVR PIA METR SIDON, tetrastyle Temple of Astarte, who is standing facing holding sceptre and being crowned by Nike on column to right, Marsyas at foot left. TextImage
BMC 247Elagabalus, AE29 of Sidon, Phoenicia. IM C M AV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL AVG PIA MHTRO SID, Car of Astarte on two wheels, with four columns supporting the roof above which emerge two palm branches; a round baetyl on a draped base within the cart with two small figures to left and right. BMC 247.TextFull Size
BMC 255vSidon, Phoenicia. Elagabalus AE 26. M AV ANTONINVS (...), laureate, draped and 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. TextFull Size
BMC 263Sidon, Phoenicia. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. AE 29mm. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVR PIA METR SIDON, Dido, princess of Tyre, seated left in attitude of Pudicitia, hand raising veil from face. TextFull Size
BMC 274cfElagabalus AE 30mm of Sidon, Phoenicia. IMP CAESAR M AV ANTONINV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AVR PIA SIDON COL MET, AETER BFI in exergue, two-handled modius containing four grain ears. TextFull Size
BMC 309cfSidon, Phoenicia. Elagabalus. A.D. 218-222. AE 25. The ship Argo left, with steersman, the Dioscuri, rowers, shield and ladder; car of Astarte above. TextFull Size
DL 25519Elagabalus, AE28 of Sidon, Phoenicia. IMP CAESAR M A ANTONIN, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / COL AVR PIA METRO SID, Baetyl or amphora, with winged handles and on a dais with two sphinxes to left and right. Unpublished reverse type. Rouvier 1518-1522 var (modius on reverse). Collectors number DL25519.TextFull Size
Rouvier 1509Elagabalus AE30 of Sidon, Phoenicia. IMP CAESAR M AV ANTONINVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AVG PIA SID COL METR, Priest plowing right with pair of oxen, standard above inscribed L III GAL. TextFull Size
Rouvier 1514Elagabalus AE28 of Sidon, Phoenicia. IMP C M AVR - ANTONINVS AVG, laureate bust right / COL AVR PIA METRO SID, prize-table, garlanded, with two price-urns, each decorated with palm, between them staff composed by Chariot of Sidon set on palmtree; left below table five balls piled into a pyramid and a voting urn. IE PER ISE OECVM in exergue.TextFull Size
Rouvier 1556Elagabalus, AE29 of Sidon. 13.7g. IMP C AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG P G B MAX, laureate head right. / AETERNVM BENEFICIVM, modius with two handles, containing four corn-ears. Rouvier 1556 ("one could also place it under Caracalla"); Babelon Perses 1795 corr (PGB read as PON); Mionnet V, 333.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 255Elagabalus AE30 of Sidon, Phoenicia. IMP CAESAR - M AV ANTONINVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AVR PIA - SID - COL MET, two-wheeled cult cart of Astarte right, with roof on four columns, two palms emerging from it; holy stone (baetyl) from Sidon within. TextFull Size
ANNIA FAUSTINA
SNG Rhighetti 2302Annia Faustina AE 19mm of Sidon, Phoenicia. ANNIA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right / COL AVR PIA METRO, SID below, Asklepios standing left, leaning on serpent staff and holding wand. SNG Fitz. 6064; SNG Righetti 2302.TextFull Size
Rouvier 1572 Annia Faustina AE 28mm of Sidon, Phoenicia. ANNIA FAVSTINA, diademed, draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders / COL AVR-PIA METRO, cart of Astarte. Rouvier 1572: Babelon 1831. TextFull Size
Rouvier 1572var Annia Faustina AE 26mm of Sidon, Phoenicia. ANNIA FAVSTINA, diademed, draped bust right / COL AVR-PIA METRO, cart of Astarte. Rouvier 1572 var (crescent on obv.) TextFull Size
JULIA MAESA
BMC 296Julia Maesa, AE23 of Sidon, Phoenicia. 8.47 gr. IVL MAESA AVG, draped bust right / COL AV PIA MET, Kadmos running left on prow, looking right, holding sheathed sword in left hand and raising right hand. Rouvier 1591 corr. (reverse description); BMC 296.TextFull Size
BMC 300Julia Maesa AE20 of Sidon. IVL MAESA AVG, draped bust right / Car of Astarte containing sacred baetyl, perhaps a meteorite, below canopy. SNG Cop. 264. TextFull Size
BMC 300Julia Maesa AE 30mm of Sidon, Phoenicia. IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right / COL AVR PIA METR SIDON, car of Astarte with four branches protruding from roof. TextFull Size
Rouvier 1589Julia Maesa, AE23 of Sidon, Phoenicia. AD 218-224. IOVL MAICA AVG, draped bust right / COL AVR PIA METR SIDO, Marsyas standing right within arched tetrastyle temple, right hand raised, wineskin over shoulder. Paris E2933; Rouvier 1589; Bernhart -.TextFull Size
JULIA PAULA
BMC 290Julia Paula, AE29 of Sidon, Phoenicia. AD 219-220. 13.77 g. IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane. / COL AVR PIA METR SIDON, tetrastyle temple with Astarte standing front within, holding sceptre and being crowned by Nike on column to right, Marsyas at foot left. BMC 290; Weber 4262; Rouvier 1565; Babelon Perses 1827; Mionnet V, 348.TextFull Size
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
BMC 316cfSeverus Alexander AE24 of Sidon, Phoenicia. IMP M AVP SEVERVS ALEXANDER, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVR PIA METR SIDON, Athena standing right about to hurl spear at a lion to right, cart of Astarte in upper right. TextFull Size
Rouvier 1602Severus Alexander, AE26 of Sidon, Phoenicia. AD 222–235. 12.8 g. M AVR ALEXANDRVS CAES, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right. / COL AVR PIA METRO SIDO, Dido, naked to waist, seated left, holding sceptre and raising right hand. Symbol (mason on city gate?) at foot left. Rouvier 1602.TextFull Size
Rouvier 1612Severus Alexander AE25 of Side, Phoenicia. 4 Assaria, AD 222-235. 9.89 g. IMR (sic) CAE M AVR SEV ALEXANDER, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL AVR PIA MET SID, Kybele sitting left on lion walking right, small symbol of the cart of Atargatis at upper right. Rouvier 1612; Babelon Perses 1852; Paris E2919.TextFull Size
SNG Cop 268Severus Alexander 222-235 AD. AE of Sidon, Phoenicia. 6,74g. IMR (sic) CAE M A (...), laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL AVR PIA METRO / SID, Cult carriage of Astarte with Baitylos right. SNG Cop 268, BMC 318-319.TextFull Size
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