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    Countermarked coin of Legio X Fretensis

    PHOENICIA. Sidon. Time of Vespasian (AD 69-79). AE15 (2.85 gm). VF. Pseudo-autonomous issue, dated Civic Year 188 (AD 77/8). Turreted, veiled head of Tyche right; star in crescent before, c/m: X (for Legio X Fretensis) within incuse square on portrait / ΣΙΔΩΝΟΣ / ΘΕΑΣ, galley left; HΠP (date) above, BΣ (Phoenician) below. RPC II 2055. for c/m: Howgego 735i.

    Legio X Fretensis was involved significantly in the First Jewish War and remained stationed in the region until the 4th century.


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