Coin of Berytus with bust of Julia Domna

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–211

Mint: Syria, Berytus


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.75 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna to right.
IVLIAVGPI A [Greek letter gamma] ELIC
Reverse: Poseidon standing left, dolphin on right hand, trident in left, right foot on rock.
At left: CO/L at right AN/T/BE/R


By date unknown: said to be Lord Grantley Collection, lot 2340; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction 12 of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, Feb. 21-23, 1961, lot 3070 [partial]); purchased at the Lockett auction by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

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