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Coin of Byblus with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Greek legend. Reverse: Bird's-eye view of the precinct of the temple of Aphrodite, showing the temple with an attached court containing a large cone surrounded by a fence. Greek legend.

Provenance

By October 2000: with Frank Sternberg AG, Schanzengasse 10, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., 1102 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603, on behalf of MFA at Frank Sternberg Auction 35, Hotel Eden au Lac, Zurich, October 28-29, 2000, lot 618; purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., December 13, 2000

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Byblus, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 19.60 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

2000.990

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins