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Coin of Berytus with bust of Julia Domna

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Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. IVLIAVGPI A [Greek letter] ELIC Reverse: Poseidon standing left, dolphin on right hand, trident in left, right foot on rock. At left: CO/L at right AN/T/BE/R (see media screen for Greek letter)

Provenance

By date unknown: said to be Lord Grantley Collection, lot 2340; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction 12 of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, Feb. 21-23, 1961, lot 3070 [partial]); purchased at the Lockett auction by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–211

Mint

Berytus, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.75 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

67.904

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins