Bronze Coin with Tyche and Palm Tree from the Monastery
Blundered legend, bust of Tyche (?) facing left / blundered legend, palm tree (?)
This coin, while unrecognizable, shares similarities with earlier Greco-Roman coinage and has been suggested to originate from Palmyra. It was found, along with the bronze coin with a bust of an emperor, in Room O of the Our Lady Monastery, south of the drain, in a manner suggesting that it was discarded or lost, perhaps because it was recognized as having no value in the Byzantine era.
Provenience: CN 270, Found in Room O of the Our Lady Monastery, Beth Shean, 1930
Weight: AE; 0.38 g
Object Number: 31-50-354 (Field No. 30-10-322A)
Fitzgerald, Gerald M. 1939. A Sixth Century Monastery at Beth-Shan. Page 11, Fig. 14.