Coin of Berytus with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Syria, Berytus

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.25 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

68.779

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right.
IMPMAVRSEVANTONAVG
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple, within which Astarte being crowned by Nike standing on a column. In pediment, shield.
At left: AV/G Above: F [EL] In ex.: COL IVL
At right: letters reversed for first two letters: E [B]/[R]

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; 1961: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3003, partial); by 1968: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 11, 1968

Credit Line

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