Tripolis - A settlement in Phoenicia
Tripoli overlooks the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and it is the northernmost seaport in Lebanon.

Evidence of settlement in Tripoli dates back as early as 1400 BCE. In the 9th century, the Phoenicians established a trading station in Tripoli and later, under Persian rule, the city became the center of a confederation of the Phoenician city states of Sidon, Tyre, and Arados Island. Under Hellenistic rule, Tripoli was used as a naval shipyard and the city enjoyed a period of autonomy. It came under Roman rule around 64 BCE. The 551 Beirut earthquake and tsunami destroyed the Byzantine city of Tripoli along with other Mediterranean coastal cities.

During Umayyad rule, Tripoli became a commercial and shipbuilding center. The Crusaders conquered the city in 1109. This caused extensive destruction. In 1289, it fell to the Mamluks and the old port part of the city was destroyed. A new inland city was then built near the old castle.

Modern location: El Mina, Lebanon

(1) Aurelian 273 AD
Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust left; IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Sol facing, head left, wearing chalmys, raising hand, holding globe globe, bounded captive left; SOLI__INVICTO / *
Ref: LV 10826; RIC1st 390, http://www.ri...
(2) Diocletian 284 AD
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Reverse: Diocletian right receiving Victory on globe, holding parazonium; Jupiter left giving Victory on globe, holding long scepter; IOVI CONSERVATOR_I AVG / TR / XXI•
Ref: RIC V 328
(3) Probus 276 AD
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Reverse: Probus standing right, eagle tipped scepter in left, with right receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left, long scepter vertical in left, crescent in center; CLEMENTIA TEMP; crescent / KA
Ref: RIC V 928