Coin of Berytus with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Syria, Berytus

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 21.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1409

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right.
IMPCAESMAVRAN TONINVSAVG (letters unclear for CAES)
Reverse: Beros, kneeling at left, holds ewer over well in right hand. Poseidon at right stands holding trident in left hand. In his right he grasps Beroe’s elbow.
COLIVLA VGFEL In ex.: BER

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & C., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, 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