User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Byblus with bust of Diadumenian

Start collecting

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Temple of two columns with shell-pattern arch. Within, Astarte standing, left foot on prow, resting right hand on standard, left holding dress upon knee. At right, Nike on column crowning...

Show Full Description


By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; by 1925: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 781); 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 Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3003, partial: as ex Campion Collection); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; September 18, 1963: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 218


Byblus, Syria


Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.43 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins