DORA, QUASI-AUTONOMOUS UNDER THE REIGN OF NERO
Sofaer 11, Rosenberger 9, Choice Very Fine, 20.4mm, 6.49 grams, Struck 65/66 C.E.
Obverse: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right
Reverse: Astarte standing facing, head to right, holding standard and cornucopia, date LPKH (year 128 - 65/66 C.E.) to left
A CHOICE example of a VERY SCARCE for Dora struck on the eve. of the Jewish revolt against Rome. The typical obverse for the Dora AE's with Astarte of this period feature the god DOROS. Much scarcer with the Tyche.
Dora is the City of Dor in the Bible, about 12 km north of Caesarea.