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Coin of Tyre with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. IMPCAESMAVAN TONINVS AVG Countermark: head of Severus Alexander (?) to right. Reverse: Astarte standing facing, with trophy at her right; she is being crowned by Nike on column at the right. On left, palmtree; on right, murex...

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Provenance

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, February 21-23, 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, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 218–222

Mint

Tyre, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 22.82 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

64.567

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins