The little figure at the feet of Astarte or Tyche on coins from other cities in the region, e.g. Sidon in Phoenicia, Gadara in the Decapolis, has occasionally been described as Eros, but is more likely to be the so-called “Marsyas of the Forum” (a common type on Colonial coins) or a river-god.
* Berytus in Phoenicia, coins of Macrinus, Diadumenian and Elagabalus (illustration).
References: BMC 165; SNG Copenhagen 112
Reference: BMC 169
References: BMC 175-82; SNG Copenhagen 114; SNG Righetti 2250; Bernhart, Aphrodite, 337
Rarity: Very common