Coins 286

Nero to Hadrian. Vespasian (69-79) to Domitian (81-96). Syria, Sidon. AE 15 mm, countermarked by the Legio X Fretensis. D/ Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right; X within square incuse countermark. R/ Galley left, stem terminating forward in volute; aphlaston at stern. Cf. RPC II, 2053-56. AE. g. 2.59 mm. 15.00 RR. Very rare. Green brown patina. F/About VF. The Legio X Fretensis played a significant role during the First Jewish War and remained stationed in the region until the 4th century.

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