Ancient Coinage of Phoenicia, Berytos


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BMC 7Berytos AE9, Silenus or Marsyas standing left, his right hand raised / BER above galley right. TextImage
BMC 11cfBerytos, Phoenicia, 1st cen. BC, AE20.8 mm, 6.14 grams. Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right / Dolphin entwined around trident. Rouvier 468. TextImage
BMC 13Berytos. AE18. Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right / Dolphin entwined around trident. Rouvier 468. TextImage
BMC 41Berytos, Phoenicia, AE11, pseudo-autonomous issue. Time of Trajan, AD 98-117. Nike advancing right, holding wreath / C-B to left and right of lituus. BMC 41; Sawaya 886; AUB 24-6.TextImage
Rouvier 468Civic coinage of Berytos, Phoenicia. AE23. 109 to 31 BC. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right / BH-ΡY TI-ΩN in two lines to left and right of dolphin entwined around trident, caps of the Dioskuri to left and right. Rouvier 468; Mionnet 3; Babelon 1189.TextImage
SNGCop 87Phoenicia, Berytos. Civic Issue. Year 51 (31/30 BC). AE 23mm. Head of Baal-Berit (Poseidon) right, wearing low kalathos / Nike walking right, holding palm branch. BMC 26. TextImage
SNGCop 89Phoenicia, Berytos AE10. 218-222 AD. C-L to left and right of Marsyas standing left, holding wine-skin / BEΡ, Prow right. BMC 27-35. TextImage
Sear #6022Berytos, Phoenicia, AE24. Year 53 = 28/27 BC. Laureate head of Poseidon right, dotted border / ΛΓN BHΡYTI, Poseidon in car drawn left by four hippocamps. RPC 4531, BMC 17-22.
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CLEOPATRA AND MARK ANTONY
RPC 4771Mark Antony, with Cleopatra VII. 36-31 BC. AE 21mm of Berytos or Chalcis ad Libanum. Dated RY 21 (Egyptian) and 6 (Phoenician) of Cleopatra (32/1 BC). Draped bust of Cleopatra right, wearing stephane / Bare head of Mark Antony right; dates in legend. RPC 4771; Rouvier 440 (Berytus); SNG München 1006.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 4534Augustus AE18 of Berytos, Phoenicia. CAISAR, laureate head right / COL IVL in laurel wreath. BMC 49, Lindgren III 1360, SGI 116. TextImage
RPC 4535Augustus, AE19 of Berytos, Phoenicia, P. Quintillus Varus as legate, IMP CAESA[R] AVGVSTVS] Bare head of Augustus right / P QVINTILLVS V LRVS TextImage
RPC 4537Augustus, AE of Berytus, Phoenicia. 3.31 g. CAESAR, laureate head left / Dolphin entwined upwards around trident, all within wreath. RPC 4537; BMC 47.TextImage
RPC 4538Berytus, Phoenicia AE15 Hemi-Chalkus. Time of Augustus, 14 BC-14 AD. Eagle standing left with wings spread / large AVG within dotted border. TextImage
RPC 4539Augustus AE13 of Berytos, Phoenicia. Lituus / AVG in dotted border. Rouvier 489. TextImage
RPC 4540Augustus AE 23mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. Silanus, governor. IMP CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head right / COL IVL, veiled figure ploughing with two oxen left. BMC 52, Lindgren I 2252, Rouvier 491. TextImage
BMC 62Divus Augustus AE24 of Berytos, Phoenicia. Time of Nerva or Trajan. DIVOS AVGVSTVS, bare head right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, founder ploughing right. Rouvier 500, RPC I Page 648 note.TextImage
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TIBERIUS
RPC 4543Tiberius, AE26 of Berytus, Berytos, Phoenicia. TI CAESAR AVGVST F IMPERAT VII, bare head right / COL IVL above founder ploughing right with a yoke of oxen. RPC 4543; Sawaya 337-350; BMC 68; Waddington 1204; Rouvier 505.TextImage
RPC 4544Silanus as governor under Tiberius. AE 23mm of Phoenicia, Berytus. TI CAESAR AVG[VST F IMPERAT VII], bare head right / PERM SIL, between two aquilae. BMC 67; Lindgren III 1369. TextImage
CLAUDIUS
BMC 72Claudius AE 24 mm of Berytos, Phoenicia. Bare head left / Founder ploughing with oxen right.TextImage
RPC 4546 cfClaudius AE 24 mm of Berytos. His laureate head left / Founder ploughing right with two oxen, COEL IVL above, AVG below. TextImage
RPC 4547

TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM, bare head right / COL BER, two legionary eagles facing each other between two standards, V and VIII above and below between them (Legio V and Legio VIII). Text Image
SGI 477Claudius AE23 of Berytos, Phoenicia. Bare head left / V VIII, Two standards. TextImage
VESPASIAN
RPC 2044Vespasian, AE26 of Berytus, Phoenicia. (from bottom right, anti-clockwise, outwards), IMP CAESAR AVG VESPASIANVS, bare head right / COL IVL AVG above and beneath colonist wearing toga, holding lituus, guiding two oxen right. RPC 2044 (same obv. die); Babelon 1212.TextImage
NERVA
BMC 81Divus Nerva AE25 of Phoenicia, Berytos. Struck by Trajan, 98-117 AD. DIVVS NERVA, laureate draped bust right / COL-BER, Neptune standing left, foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident.TextImage
BMC 82Divus Nerva AE 24mm of Berytos, Phoenicia. DIVOS NERVA AVGVSTVS, laureate head left / COL IVL FEL BER, Nerva, as priest-founder, ploughing with team of oxen right. TextImage
BMC 82Divus Nerva AE 27mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. Struck by Trajan, 98-117 AD. DIVOS NERVA AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / AVG FEL BER COL IVL, founder ploughing right. Lindgren I 2258.TextImage
TRAJAN
BMC 84Trajan, AE25 of Berytus, Phoenicia. IMP N(ER TRAIAN CAES AVG GERM PP), laureate head right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, founder ploughing right with two oxen. Zawaya 528-532; BMC 84.TextImage
BMC 92Trajan AE 28mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. IMP NER TRAINO [PA AVG...], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FE BER., tetrastyle temple of Astarte, with cultus figure.TextImage
Sawaya 675Trajan, AE25 of Berytos, Phoenicia. AD 98-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO AVG GERM DAC COS VI, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG in two lines above founder ploughing right with a yoke of oxen. Sawaya Series 38, 675-676; Imhoof 666.TextImage
SNG Cop 95Trajan AE 30mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. IMP NER TRAIN CAESAVG GERM PP, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, founder, veiled, ploughing right. BMC 84.TextImage
HADRIAN
SNG Cop 99Hadrian AE 25mm of Berytos, Phoenicia. IMP CAES TRAI HADRIANVS AVG P, laureate, draped bust right / Legionary aquilae in wreath; COL BER below. BMC 93.TextImage
ANTONINUS PIUS
SNG Cop 102Antoninus Pius AE 22mm of Berytos, Phoenicia. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP T, laureate and draped bust right / COL-BER, Poseidon standing left, holding dolphin and trident.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
BMC 109Marcus Aurelius, AE23 of Berytos, Phoenicia. 13.56 g. IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG C-OL, laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right, on eagle / IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG BE-R, laureate head of Lucius Verus right, on eagle. BMC 109; SNG Cop 103; RPC online 6762.TextImage
BMC 111Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. AE23 of Berytos, Phoenicia. 161-169 AD. IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG COL, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right / IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG BER, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus right. SNG Cop 104.TextImage
COMMODUS
Lindgren 2262Commodus AE21 of Berytos, Phoenicia. Radiate bust right / Legionary eagles within a wreath.TextObvRev
SNG Cop 105Commodus AE 28mm of Berytos, Phoenicia. IMP COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SEC-SAEC, temple of Astarte with cult figure, statue of Nike on column at right; COL-BER below. BMC 114.TextImage
SNG Cop 106Commodus AE 23mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. IMP COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / SEC SAEC, Poseidon standing left with trident and dolphin, foot on globe; COL-BER in fields. BMC 115TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 120Septimius Severus and Caracalla, AE 28mm of Berytos (Beirut), Phoenicia, ca. 197 AD, 9.66 gm. IMP L SEPT SEV..AVG PP COS II, COL-BER to left and right, laureate head of Septimius Severus right / M AVR ANT CAES IMP DES, B-ER to left and right, lauteate, draped and cuirassed bust of young Caracalla right. BMC 120.TextImage
BMC 122Septimius Severus and Caracalla AE23 of Berytos in Phoenicia. Confronted busts of Severus and young Caracalla / tetrastyle temple with stairs, statue of Astarte within, facing, right hand holding standard, left hand holding folds of dress, being crowned by Nike on small column to right.TextImage
Lindgren 2264Septimius Severus and Caracalla AE 24mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. Laureate and draped confronted busts / Poseidon standing left, holding trident and dolphin. BMC 130.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BMC 139Julia Domna, AE24 of Berytus, Phoenicia. 9.4 gr. IVLI AVG PIA FELIC, diademed and draped bust right / COL BER between two legionary eagles within wreath. BMC 139.TextImage
Rouvier 557Julia Domna, AE24 of Berytus, Phoenicia. 211-217 AD. IOVLIA AVG PIA FELIC, draped bust right / COL IVL ANT AVG FEL BR, Tetrastyle temple with dot in pediment, within which is Astarte, standing facing, being crowned by Nike standing left on low column. Rouvier 557; Babelon. Les Perses.. 1261; BMC 132; Lindgren III 1382.TextImage
CARACALLA
BMC 151Caracalla AE 27mm of Berytos, Phoenicia. IMP M AVR SEV ANTON AVG, laureate head right / FEL AVG COL IVL BER, tetrastyle temple with steps leading up to it, Astarte standing within, crowned by Nike standing left on a column to left, dot or shield in pediment. BMC 151; Rouvier 564; Babelon 1273; Mionnet V, 70.TextImage
BMC 156Caracalla, AE22 of Berytus, Phoenicia, 10.0g. [IMP M AVR SE - V ANTON AVG], laureate bust right / [COL] - BER, Poseidon standing facing, head left, holding dolphin and trident, in chariot drawn over waves by 4 hippocamps. BMC 156; SGI 2671.TextImage
Lindgren 2266Caracalla AE 19mm of Phoenicia, Bertus. Laureate, draped bust right / Founder ploughing right.TextImage
Prieur 1293Caracalla, AR tetradrachm of Berytus, Phoenicia. Struck AD 215-217. 25mm, 14.49 g. AYT KAI ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate head right with slight drapery on left shoulder / ΔHMAΡX ET YΠATOC TO Δ, Eagle standing front, wings spread, head left, tail left, wreath in beak, prow left between legs. Prieur 1293.TextImage
Prieur 1307Caracalla AR Tetradrachm of Byblos, Phoenicia. Struck 215-217 AD. Laureate head right / ΔHMAΡ EX YΠATOC TO Δ, eagle standing right on garlanded altar, head left, wreath in beak; K above pellet to right.TextImage
SGI 2670Caracalla, billon tetradrachm of Berytos. AVT KAI ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / ΔHMAΡX EX YΠATOC TO Δ, Eagle standing, head left, wreath in beak, prow left between legs. Bell. 282; Prier 1292.TextImage
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MACRINUS
Rouvier 566Macrinus, AE31 of Berytos, Phoenicia. IMP CAES MACRINVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / COL IVL FEL BER, tetrastyle temple with 2 Nikes and Poseidon on roof, Astarte standing within being crowned by Nike and flanked by 2 genii. In foreground 2 genii riding on dolphins. Rouvier 566; Mionnet V, 71.TextImage
Rouvier 568Macrinus AE23 of Berytos, Phoenicia. AD 217-218. 10.01 g. IMP CAES MACRINVS AVG, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG FEL T BER around and below, hexastyle temple with steps before, Poseidon standing left within, foot on rock, holding dolphin and trident. Rouvier 568; Sawaya 1634-1636; Luynes 3129; Waddington 1284; SNG Cop 113.TextImage
SGI 2961Macrinus AE22 of Phoenicia, Berytos. IMP M OP SE MACRINO AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, tetrastyle temple, statue of Astarte within, being crowned by Victory on column. BMC 161.TextImage
DIADUMENIAN
BMC 170Diadumenian AE 29mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tetrastyle temple of Astarte.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
BMC 183Phoenicia, Berytos. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. AE 25mm. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Poseidon striding right, holding trident with his left arm while he is grasping the arm of the nymph Beröe who is kneeling left; holding a small amphora with her right hand. L and K 2268.TextImage
BMC 202Elagabalus AE 25mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right / Tetrastyle temple with arched pediment, statue of Marsyas within. SNGCop 117; Lindgren I 2269.TextImage
SNG Cop 121Elagabalus AE24 of Berytos, Phoenicia. IMP CAES M AVP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, hexstyle temple with peaked roof, Poseidon within holding dolphin and trident.TextImage
BMC 216Elagabalus, AE of Berytos, Phoenicia. 10.78 g. IMP CAES [M AVR ANTON]INVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL [AV]G FEL BER, Eshmun, naked, standing facing between two serpents, right hand raised. BMC 216; SNG Cop. 120; Lindgren II 2270.TextImage
Rouvier 572Elagabalus AE26 of Berytus, Phoenicia. 218-222 AD. 9.84g. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL to left and right, BER below, tetrastyle archway or temple with central domed roof, surmounted by figure riding panther right; small gated turret on left and right of roof. Within the archway, figure of Marsyas standing right on base, holding wine skin over shoulder and raising right hand. BMC 192; Rouvier 572; Babelon "Perses.." 1292-1293; Mionnet V, 79.TextImage
SGI 3111Elagabalus AE25 of Berytos, Phoenicia, IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG GER BER, Tetrastyle edifice, with central arch surmounted by figure riding right on lion, statue of Selinus standing right on plinth, wine skin over shoulder.TextImage
SNG Cop 117Elagabalus AE 26mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Marsyas standing right in gateway, wine-sack over shoulder; above, figure riding panther right. BMC 204.TextImage
GORDIAN III
BMC 231Gordian III, AE26 of Berytus, Phoenicia. AD 238-244. 13.34 g. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG COS II PP, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, tetrastyle temple with facing bust of Astarte within, statues of Poseidon and Beroe between two Nikes holding wreaths on the roof; dolphin right in exergue. BMC 231-234; SNG Cop 123.TextImage
BMC 238Gordian III, AE28 of Berytus, Phoenicia. AD 238-244. 14.93 g. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG COS II PP, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, tetrastyle temple with facing bust of Astarte within, statues of Poseidon and Beroe between two Nikes holding wreaths on the roof; lion walking right in exergue. Sawaya 2235; BMC 238; SNG Cop 122.TextImage
BMC 244Gordian III, AE21 of Berytos, Phoenicia. AD 238-244. 10.72 g. IMP GORDIANVS AVG COS I, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, Dionysos standing left, looking right, between two vines, his left arm around the neck of a small satyr to right, panther at foot left. BMC 244; Sawaya 2165; Waddington 1319; SNG Cop. 124; Chandon de Briailles 790; Ennery 4288.TextImage
BMC 245Gordian III AE 23mm of Berytos, Phoenicia. IMP GORDIANVS AVG COS I, radiate bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, nude Dionysos standing facing, head left with grape arbor and cornucopiae, panther at feet; star to left. Lindgren, AML 2273.TextImage
BMC 249Gordian III AE 22mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Dionysos standing facing with rhyton and thyrsos, panther seated before him.TextImage
BMC 254Gordian III AE 16mm of Berytos, Phoenicia. IMP GORDI-ANVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / COL/BER, two legionary aquilae.TextImage
Rouvier 594Gordian III, AE22 of Berytus, Phoenicia. 6.69 g. IMP GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CO-L in two lines to left, BE-R in two lines to right, Poseidon standing left, holding dolphin and trident. Rouvier 594; Babelon Perses Achém. 1313; Mionnet V 91.TextImage
Rouvier 599Gordian III AE26 of Berytos, Phoenicia, 2nd consulship, 241-244 AD, IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG COS II P P, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, Tetrastyle temple, bust of Astarte facing, within; galley in exergue. Rouvier 599; Babelon 1324; Mionnet 57-58.TextImage
Rouvier 603Gordian III AE23 of Berytos, Phoenicia. IMP GORDIANVS AVG COS II, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, Dionysos standing facing, head left, holding rhyton and thyrsos, panther at foot. Rouvier 603TextImage
SNG Cop 122Gordian III AE27mm of Bertos, Phoenicia. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG COS II PP, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, tetrastyle temple of Astarte, large cultus bust at center.TextImage
SNG Cop 125Gordian III AE 21mm of Berytos, Phoenicia. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left / Dionysus standing left, holding rhyton and thyrsos; at his feet, panther left. BMC 245.TextImage
VALERIAN I
BMC 256Valerian I AE 30mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Laureate draped bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL BER, Astarte standing front with head right, left foot on prow, holding standard in right hand and aphlastron in left, raising robe. To right Nike on column, crowning her.TextImage
GALLIENUS
SNG Cop 129Gallienus AE 26mm of Phoenicia, Berytos. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL, lion walking right; BERV below. BMC 272, TextImage
SALONINA
SGI 4692Salonina AE29 of Berytos, Phoenicia. CORNELIA SALONINA AVG, diademed draped bust right / COL IVL AVG FEL, BER below, Astarte standing facing, left foot on prow, holding standard and aphlaston, crowned by Victory on column to right. BMC 277.TextImage
See also:Entry for Phoenicia, Berytos on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Berytos in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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