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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: Neptune with dolphin and trident stands within temple with six columns. COLIVL AVGFEL either side of steps: BE R


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, lot 3003, partial); probably 1961: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

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

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


Berytus, Syria


Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 9.64 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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