PHOENICIA, Tyre.  Gordian III

CE 238-244

Æ trichalkon; 29mm, 18.10 g, 12h

Obv: laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev: Dido standing left, holding transverse rule; to left, arched gate of Carthage on which mason sits and constructs; murex shell above; in exergue, man digging right with pick

Ref: Rouvier 2430; AUB –; BMC –. Fine, earthen patina. Very rare.