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Coin of Berytus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. IMPMAVRSEVANTONAVG Reverse: Tetrastyle temple, within which Astarte being crowned by Nike standing on a column. In pediment, shield. At left: AV/G Above: F [EL] In ex.: COL IVL At right: letters reversed for first two letters: E...

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By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; 1961: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3003, partial); by 1968: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 11, 1968

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–217


Berytus, Syria


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.25 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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