Coin of Berytus with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Syria, Berytus

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 21.34 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.1410

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus right, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
IMPCAESMAVRAN TONINVSAVG
Reverse: Gateway of central arch between two wings of two columns each. Above arch, figure on lion or panther to right. Below arch, Silenus (Marsyas?) right with wine-skin over left shoulder.
COLIV L A VGFEL; BER (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1., England (auction of the Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 12, 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