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Coin of Berytus with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus right, laureate, draped, cuirassed. IMPCAESMAVRAN TONINVSAVG Reverse: Gateway of central arch between two wings of two columns each. Above arch, figure on lion or panther to right. Below arch, Silenus (Marsyas?) right with wine-skin over left shoulder. COLIV L ...

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By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1., England (auction of the Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 12, 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

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

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


Berytus, Syria


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 21.34 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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