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ID:     711531
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     SYRIA, PHOENICIA
City:     Byblus
Issuer:     MACRINUS
Date Ruled:     AD 217-218
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 29
Date Struck:     AD 217-218
Diameter:     29 mm
Weight:     18.19 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     [A]VT KAI MA-KPINOC CEB
Obverse Description:     Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
Reverse Legend:     IEPAC BVB/╬ŤOV
Reverse Description:     Temple precinct of Aphrodite: conical cult baetyl of Aphrodite surrounded by ornate fence, all within colonnaded court, below, stairway leading to entrance; to left, distyle temple open left, containing lighted altar, stairway, and acrostolium decorated with trefoil, the whole viewed in aerial perspective; six-rayed star in exergue.
Primary Reference:     J. Rouvier,
Reference2:     SNG Cop -
Reference3:     BMC Phoenicia 37-38
Reference4:     Price & Trell 713
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=76759
Grade:     EF, dark olive patina
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1531 Rare and desirable architectural type