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Tyra, (under Romans), Commodus, ca. 177-192 AD



Black Sea, Tyra (under Romans), circa 177-192 AD.

Æ Trihemiassarion 22mm, 4.1gm. 

Obv: AVT.K.Λ.AVPKOMOΔOC; laur. head of Commodus right.

Rev: TY PA NΩN; female deity (Cybele?) std. l. on square rock, holding patera.

Ref: Zograph, pp. 87-88, no. 59 var., and Plate V, 5

We also sent pix of this coin to David MacDonald and here's his reply:

"Kevin, Obv.: AVT.K.Lambda.AVPKOMODeltaOC  Rev.: usual ethnic.
See, every once in a while I need a gentle jab in the ass to get me started.

Con: gFine; details clearer in hand than seen in the pix.

Seller's Note/ Black Sea Tyra issues are always scarce/rare = very expensive. Here's one for your collection at a very affordable price for the issue. :-)

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