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ID:     42-095
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Syria, Phoenicia
City:     Tyre
Issuer:     Valerian I
Date Ruled:     253-260
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 28
Date Struck:     253-260
Diameter:     28.3 mm
Weight:     14.18 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     COLT VRO MET
Reverse Description:     Astarte standing facing, placing right hand on trophy and holding scepter in left, being crowned by Nike on column; Marsyas to inner left, murex shell to inner right
Primary Reference:     Rouvier -
Reference2:     BMC 450 var
Reference3:     cf. SNG Cop 370 (Sev. Alex.)
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions, Inc.
Source:     http://agoraauctions.com
Grade:     aVF
Notes:     (1) Agora Auction 42: Lot No. 95; (2) This reverse legend is not listed in BMC, the only reference for this type under Valerian I.; (3) Ex Amphora Coins