Coin of Berytus with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Syria, Berytus

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 10.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.781

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. IMPCAESMAVRAN TONINVSAVG
Reverse: Within hexastyle temple, Poseidon stands left, right foot on rock, trident in left hand, dolphin in right, In pediment, shield.
COLIVL AVGFEL in ex.: BE R

Provenance

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