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Coin of Berytus with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. IMPCAESMAVRAN TONINVSAVG Reverse: Tetrastyle temple with standing figure of Astarte in center crowned by Nike on a column at right. Winged genii at right and left. Phiale in pediment. Above roof on each side, Nike, (Poseidon...

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Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & C., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3003, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 218–222

Mint

Berytus, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.86 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.1411

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins