Coin of Berytus with bust of Elagabalus
Mint: Syria, Berytus
Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.86 gm. Die Axis: 11
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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right.
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.
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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
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III