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Coin of Berytus with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. IMPMOPSEMACRINOAVG Reverse: Tetrastyle temple within which stands figure of Astarte being crowned by Nike standing on column. In pediment, shield. COLIV LA [VGFEL] in ex.: B ER

Provenance

By date unknown: Lord Grantley Collection; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 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 date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 11, 1968

Credit Line

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218

Mint

Berytus, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 10.82 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

68.780

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins