Oea — A settlement in Proconsularis also known as Tripoli
Oea was an ancient city in present-day Libya. It was founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC and later became a Roman–Berber colony.

As part of the Roman Africa Nova province, Oea and surrounding Tripolitania were prosperous. It reached its height in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD, when the city experienced a golden age under the Severan dynasty in nearby Leptis Magna.

The city was conquered by the Rashidun Caliphate with the spread of Islam in the 7th century and came to be known as Tripoli during the 9th century.

Modern location: Tripoli, Libya
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An AE As struck 22/23-29 AD in Oea
Obverse: Draped bust right, grain ear behind, peacock right

Reverse: Helmeted bust of Minerva left wearing aegis; WY'T in neophoenician script

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.5 g
No notes for this coin
MAA 35; Müller 35; SNG Copenhagen 34; RPC I 833