Coin of Berytus with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Berytus, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 10.82 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

68.780

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. IMPMOPSEMACRINOAVG
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple within which stands figure of Astarte being crowned by Nike standing on column. In pediment, shield.
COLIV LA [VGFEL] in ex.: B ER

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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