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Coin of Byblus with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Macrinus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Isis Pharia, standing on raft right, holds inflated sail with both hands. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & C., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, 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, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Byblus, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.09 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1412

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins