Tyras - A settlement in Sarmatia
Tyras was an ancient Greek city on the northern coast of the Black Sea. It was founded by colonists from Miletus, probably about 600 BC. The city was situated some 10 km from the mouth of the Tyras River, which is now called the Dniester.

Of no great importance in early times, in the 2nd century BC Tyras fell under the dominion of native kings whose names appear on its coins, and it was destroyed by the Getae about 50 BC. In 56 AD, it seems to have been restored by the Romans under Nero and henceforth formed part of the province of Moesia Inferior. A series of coins with busts of the emperors from Domitian to Alexander Severus were struck.

Modern location: Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine

(1) Augustus 27 BC–14 AD
AE unit Tyras
Obverse: KAICAPOC CEBACTOY, laureate head left.
Reverse: TYPA-NωN, eagle standing right, wings spread.
Ref: Anokhin 61 (Vespasian); RPC Supp. 2...