Coin of Berytus with bust of Gordian III
Mint: Syria, Berytus
Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 19.09 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. IMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAVGCOSIIPP
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple of Asarte, within which facing bust of Asarte wearing turreted crown and flanked either side by cornucopia and military eagle. On roof Poseidon and Beroe in center with Nike either side. In pediment, shield.
In exergue: dolphin right.
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By date unknown: Lord Grantley Collection; 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, part XII, 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, December 11, 1968
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III