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Titus, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D., Berytos, Phoenicia
Named for the daughter of Augustus, Colonia Iulia Augusta Felix Berytus was founded in 14 B.C. with veterans of the 5th and 8th legions. Herod the Great, Herod Agrippa I, and Herod Agrippa II built sumptuous monuments and sponsored gladiatorial combats at Berytos. After the siege of Jerusalem, Titus gave gladiatorial games at Berytos, in which the combatants were Jews.
RP55005. Bronze AE 25, RPC II
513; BMC Phoenicia
p. 63, 80; Lindgren-Kovacs
2257, F, green patina
, scratches, reverse
off-center, Berytos (Beirut, Lebanon) mint, weight
13.564g, maximum diameter
25.4mm, die axis
IMP T CAESAR AVG F
, bare head
COL IVL AVG, priest with yoke of two oxen right, plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary), founding the new colony; $50.00
Catalog current as of Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
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