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    PHOENICIA. Byblus. Diadumenian (AD 218) and Elagabalus (AD 218-222). Lot of 2 Æ. Diadumenian (as Caesar). Æ 24 (10.84 gm). Bare head of Diadumenian,right / Distyle temple covered by an arch, decorated by shell like swags, in which Astarte is standing right, with polos on head, spear in right hand, with foot on a prow, crowned by Nike standing on a column before her. Rouvier 699; BMC 40-43. Rare. // Elagabalus. Æ 28 (10.69 gm). Laureate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, right / Tetrastyle temple, containing turreted figure of Astarte standing left, right foot on prow, holding aphlaston and rudder. SNG Cop 145; BMC Phoenicia 105, 52. Both coins rare or scarce; VF.

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