Coin of Byblus with bust of Diadumenian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218


Mint: Syria, Byblus

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.43 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.1413

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Temple of two columns with shell-pattern arch. Within, Astarte standing, left foot on prow, resting right hand on standard, left holding dress upon knee. At right, Nike on column crowning her.
Inscription in Greek left, right, and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; by 1925: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 781); 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 Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3003, partial: as ex Campion Collection); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; September 18, 1963: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

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