Coin of Berytus with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Berytus, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.86 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.1411

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right.
IMPCAESMAVRAN TONINVSAVG
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple with standing figure of Astarte in center crowned by Nike on a column at right. Winged genii at right and left. Phiale in pediment. Above roof on each side, Nike, (Poseidon and Beroe in center ). Below, winged genius with trident rides dolphin each side of steps.
COLIV L A[V]GFEL 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