PHOENICIA, Tyre.  Elagabalus

CE 218-222

AE29, 13.4 gm

Obv:  Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev:  Dido building Carthage; she stands to front before the arched gate of the city, looking left, holding a rule and transverse sceptre; above the gate, a mason at work, [below, a man digging with pick]; murex shell in upper field, palm tree to right

Ref:  Rouvier 2375; BMC 409; AUB 245; Price & Trell 748. Very Fine. Rare.