Berytos Temple of Astarte
||M OP DIADVMENIANVS CAES|
||Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right |
||Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus Caesar|
||COL IVL AVG FEL BER||Rev. Desc.
||Tetrastyle temple with Astarte, facing, holding dress and standard small Victory crowning Astarte from pedestal on right. Three steps up to temple. Winged genius on either side on short pedestal, two winged genii on dolphins below.
||Numismatik Lanz München Auction 117 November 24th, 2003 Lot number: 987 (illustrated with permission); ANS 1944.100.72348; BMC Phoenicia No. 169, p. 48; Sear 3021 citing BMC 26.78,169; CNG Sale 112 No. 173; Mionnet Vol. 5; No.74, p.346;
||The obverse bust is sometimes described as wearing a paludamentum (cloak) and cuirass – seen particularly well on this example