Ancient Coinage of Tripolis, Phoenicia


NOTE: The legend "TΡIΠOΛITΩN" or "TΡIΠOΛEITΩN" can also be seen on coins of Tripolis, Lydia.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
AML 2341Tripolis, Phoenicia. AE14mm, dated local year 9, 96-95 BC. 1.92 g. Bust of Tyche right / TΡIΠOΛITΩN beneath the caps of the Dioskuri placed on a rudder (or galley). Date LΘ between them. Rouvier 1659. TextImage
ANS 1980.19Tripolis, Phoenicia. AE15. 1st Century AD (Time of Augustus to Claudius). TΡIΠOΛITΩN, head of Apollo right, crossed sceptres (?) before / MENANΔΡOΣ ΦIΛOKAIΣAΡ TO Δ in 3 lines, pattern of rectangles below.TextImage
BMC 3Tripolis, Phoenicia. AR tetradrachm, dated local year 3, 103-102 BC. 14.92 g. Laureate heads of the Dioskuri right, a star above each head. / TΡIΠOΛITΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY downwards to right and left of Tyche standing left, holding tiller and cornucopiae. Γ in left field, HΞ in right field, ΘE in exergue. BMC 3; Rouvier 1653; Babelon, Perses Achém., 1805; Bompois 1823; SNG Cop 270.TextImage
BMC 12Tripolis, Phoenicia, AE19. 2nd-1st cent. BC. 5.21 g. Dated local year 8, ca 98-97 BC. Turreted head of Tyche right. / TΡIΠOΛITΩN beneath the Dioskuri on horseback right, A in left field, date LH below. BMC 12–13 (A off flan); Hoover HGC 310 corr. (some with control marks and dates); Rouvier 1669 (no A); Babelon, Perses 1872; Mionnet V, 393.TextImage
BMC 23
TLA 143545
Tripolis, Phoenicia. AE22 autonomous issue. Late 1st century BC. Jugate draped busts of the Dioskuri right. / TΡIΠOΛITΩN, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm branch. L and worn date letter (Σ or K?) in right field. BMC 23; TLA int. no. 143545.TextImage
BMC 24Tripolis, Phoenicia. Semi-autonomous issue. Late 1st century BC. AE21, 7.44 g. Dated local year 288 (25-24 BC. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right, pileus surmounted by a star and stylis behind head. / TΡIΠOΛITΩN, Nike standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm branch. Date L HΠC above star in right field. BMC 24-26; RPC 4512; SNG Cop 275; Rouvier 1647; Babelon Perses 1892-1893; Mionnet V, 386.TextImage
BMC page cxx(Probably) Tripolis, Phoenicia, AE15. 189-188 BC. Veiled female head right (Cleopatra I?). / (Date) ΔKΡ above, Phoenician letters reading "Tarabulus", between the caps of the Dioskuri. BMC Phoenicia, p. cxx.TextImage
RPC 4513Phoenicia, Tripolis AE 21mm. Dated year 306 (7-6 BC). Bare-headed and draped jugate busts of the Dioskuri right / LS-T (date) TΡIΠOΛITΩN, upright palm branch, all within laurel wreath. BMC 27. TextImage
SGI 5207Tripolis, Phoenicia, time of Augustus. Dated Year 325 (13-14 AD). AE21, 9.03 g. Jugate, laureate busts of the Dioskuri right, star above each head / TΡIΠOΛITΩN, L TKE below Nike, holding wreath and palm, standing right on prow; L MΔ on prow. RPC I 4515; Rouvier 1679; Sear Greece 5207.TextImage
Sear 6050Tripolis, Phoenicia AR Tetradrachm. Dated CY 18 = 95-94 BC. Jugate laureate and draped busts of the Dioskuri right; stars above / TΡIΠOΛITΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AYTONOMOY, Tyche standing left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left; H-Z in outer left field, HI in ex, all within wreath. BMC 5, McClean 9510. TextImage
HADRIAN
BMC 44Hadrian, AE dichalkus of Tripolis, Phoenicia. AYTOKΡ KAICAΡ TΡAIANOC AΔΡIANOC, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / HKY (date 428 of the local era) TΡIΠOΛEITΩN, Astarte, turreted, standing right, left foot on prow, holding long cruciform standard and raising hem of robe. BMC 44; Rouvier 1694.TextImage
BMC 48Hadrian AE23 of Tripolis, Phoenicia. AVTOK KAICAΠ TΠAIANOC (AΔΡIANOC CEB), laureate bust right, aegis on far shoulder / TΡIΠOΛEITΩN, jugate busts of the Dioskuri right, stars above. SNG Cop 280.TextImage
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ANTONINUS PIUS
BMC 59Antoninus Pius AE 25mm of Tripolis, Phoenicia. Year 459 (147/148 AD). IMΠ KAI MAΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΘNY TΡIΠOΛEITΩN, Astarte standing right, foot on prow, holding standard. Lindgren III 1455.TextImage
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BMC 61Antoninus Pius AE 22mm of Phoenicia, Tripolis. AYT KAI TI AIΛ AΔΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB EYC, laureate head right / TΡIΠOΛEITΩN, laureate, capped, and draped jugate busts of the Dioskuri right; date QNY to left.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
BMC 66Marcus Aurelius, AE23 of Tripolis, Phoenicia. Year 459 (= 147-148 AD). 9.27g. AVΡHΛIOC KAI CEBEY CEBYIOC, laureate head right / TΡIΠOΛEITΩN, Jugate heads of the Dioskuri right, wearing pilei; date ΘNY behind. SNG Cop. 284; BMC 66-68.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
Rouvier 1717Julia Domna, AE22 of Tripolis, Phoenicia. AD 193-217. Dated local year 527 (AD 215-216). 8.11 g. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA, draped bust right on crescent. / TΡIΠOΛITΩN, Tyche-Astarte standing right, foot on prow, holding sceptre between the Dioskuri standing facing each other, each holding spear and each with a star above their heads. Date ZKΦ below. Rouvier 1717; BMC 76-77 corr. (Astarte "crowned by Nike").TextImage
Rouvier 1719Julia Domna, AE28, 4 Assaria, Tripolis, Phoenicia, AD 215-216 AD. 26.3mm, 14.08 g. Dated local year 527. IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right. / TΡIΠOΛEITΩN, tetrastyle temple with lighted altar of Zeus Hagios; statues of Helios and Selene to left and right, ornate superstructure with radiate facing bust in pediment. Date ZKΦ below. Rouvier 1719; Babelon, Perses 1932.TextImage
CARACALLA
Bellinger 257Caracalla Billon Tetradrachm of Phoenicia, Tripolis. AVT K M A ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡX EZ YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing, wings open, head right, holding wreath in beak, caps of the Dioskuri between legs. SGI 2677.TextImage
Bellinger 259Caracalla AR tetradrachm of Tripolis, Phoenicia, AD 198-217. Laureate head of Caracalla right. / Eagle with wreath in beak standing right; caps of the Dioskuri below. TextImage
BMC 84Caracalla, AE of Tripolis, Phoenicia. Dated Year 527 (215-216 AD), 14.60 g. MAΡ AVΡ ANTONINOC CEB, radiate bust right with draped left shoulder / TΡIΠOΛITΩN ZKΦ, tetrastyle front of the entrance to the shrine of Zeus Hagios; Helios, radiate, and Astarte or Luna with crescent on head, standing within to left and right of a burning altar. BMC 84. Rouvier 1719; Price/Trell, 738.TextImage
BMC 91Caracalla, AE of Tripolis, Phoenicia. AVK M AV ANTΩNINON CEB, laureate head right / ΘKΓ (date), upwards on the left, TΡIΠO (below), Astarte, wearing turreted crown and chiton, standing right with left foot on prow, holding sceptre, being crowned by small Nike standing on column to right. On the left and right, the Dioskuri, naked, facing towards her, each resting one hand on spear and holding bunch of grapes in the other. BMC 91; Rouvier 1727. TextImage
SNG Cop. 286Caracalla. AE24 of Tripolis, Phoenicia. 198-217 AD. AE 24mm. Local Year 523 (AD 211-212). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / The Dioskuri standing, naked, facing each other, each with a horse, shrine of Astarte above.TextImage
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SNG Cop. 288vCaracalla AE 21 mm of Tripolis, Phoenicia. MAΡ AV ANTΩNEINOC C, laureate, draped bust right / TΡIΠOΛITΩN, tetrastyle temple; between the columns are the altar of Zeus Hagios; Helios in the left and Diana holding torch in the right.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
BMC 118Elagabalus, AE31 of Tripolis, Phoenicia. Dated year 531 (AD 219-220). AYT K M AVΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / TΡIΠOΛITΩN, Figure of Astarte within temple consisting of central archway with approaching steps and two pedimented wings with four columns each; date AΛΦ below. Rouvier 1763 var. (position of date); BMC 118.TextImage
BMC 120Elagabalus. AE of Tripolis, Phoenicia. Dated local year 532, AD 220-221. AYT K M AVΡ (ANTΩNINOC), laureate head right / (TΡIΠOΛITΩN), Figure of Astarte within temple consisting of central distyle archway with approaching steps and two pedimented, tetrastyle wings; date BΛΦ at lower left. BMC 120; Rouvier 1764; Babelon 1964; Mionnet V 456.TextImage
Lindgren 1459Elagabalus AE 26mm of Phoenicia, Tripolis. Struck year 532 (220/221 AD) Laureate head right / Conjoined busts of the Dioskuri right. BMC 128.TextImage
Lindgren 2355Elagabalus AE 26mm of Phoenicia, Tripolis. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tetrastyle shrine of Zeus Hagios, with central altar flanked by statues of Sol and Luna.TextImage
Rouvier 1758Elagabalus AE28 of Tripolis, Phoenicia. AD 218-222. 16.75 g. Dated local year 531 (AD 219-220). AYT K M AYΡ ANTωNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡIΠOΛITωN, tetrastyle temple with lighted altar of Zeus Hagios in the centre, statues of Helios and Selene in outer sections, radiate bust facing in the pediment. Date AΛΦ below. Rouvier 1758; Babelon Perses 1958-1960; Mionnet V, 452; BMC 110-113.TextImage
Rouvier 1761Elagabalus, AE21 Chalkous of Tripolis, Phoenicia. Dated AD 220-221. 6.7 g. AYT K M AYΡ ANTωNINOC, laureate head right / TΡIΠO-Λ-I-TΩN, tetrastyle temple with triangular pediment with the facing bust of Astarte in the pediment. Flaming altar in the centre of the altar, statue of male deity (Apollo? Helios?), raising his left arm in the left portico and Artemis-Selene standing left, in the right portico, holding flaming torch. Date BΛΦ below. Rouvier 1761; Mionnet V, 457.TextImage
SNG Cop. 292Elagabalus AE23 of Tripolis, Phoenicia. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / TΡIΠOΛITΩN, tetrastyle temple of Zeus Hagios, altar at centre, statues at either side. cf. BMC110-117.TextImage
JULIA_SOAEMIAS
Rouvier 1768Julia Soaemias, AE28 - 4 Assaria, Tripolis, Phoenicia, AD 218-228. Dated local year 532, AD 220-221.. 28 mm, 15.8 g. IOYΛIA CEMIAC CEB, draped bust right. / TΡIΠO-Λ-I-TωN, tetrastyle temple with lighted altar of Zeus Hagios; statues of Helios and Selene to left and right, ornate superstructure with radiate facing bust in pediment. Date BΛΦ below. Rouvier 1768; Babelon, Perses. 1974-1976; Mionnet V, 465; Mionnet Supp. VIII, No 272; Mus. Hedervar 6126.TextImage
Rouvier 1769Julia Soaemias, AE27 of Tripolis, Phoenicia. Dated local year 532, AD 221. 14.03 g. IOYΛIA CEMIAC CEB, draped bust right. / TΡIΠOΛITωN, dekastyle temple, formed by two tetrastyle sections to left and right of a distyle shrine with statue of Astarte standing facing within, the entire complex sharing one roof. Date BΛΦ below. Rouvier 1769; Babelon Perses 1973; Mionnet V, 464.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
SGI 3373Severus Alexander AE27 of Tripolis, Phoenicia. Severus Alexander AE27 of Tripolis, Phoenicia. AVΡ KAICAΡ AΛEXANΔΡOC, bare head right / TΡIΠOΛITΩN, tetrastyle temple of Zeus Hagios with flaming altar in centre, flanked by figures of Helios and Selene. TextImage
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