PHOENICIA, Tyre

Valerian I (CE 253-260)

Æ28.5 mm, 12.2 gm

Obv: IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG; radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right Rev: COL TVRO METRO; the building of Carthage: Dido standing left, holding cubit ruler and scepter, surveying construction; mason above gate, worker with pick-axe digging before gate, murex shell to lower right

Ref: Rouvier 2501; BMC 470; cf Price & Trell 748