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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.


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Byblus, Syria


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

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The Ancient World


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