Coin of Byblus with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218

Mint: Syria, Byblus, Easting: 0.000, Northing: 0.000


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 19.60 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bird’s-eye view of the precinct of the temple of Aphrodite, showing the temple with an attached court containing a large cone surrounded by a fence.
Inscription in Greek.


By October 2000: with Frank Sternberg AG, Schanzengasse 10, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., 1102 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603, on behalf of MFA at Frank Sternberg Auction 35, Hotel Eden au Lac, Zurich, October 28-29, 2000, lot 618; purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., December 13, 2000

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour