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Aureus with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG Reverse: Roma enthroned left, shield at her left side, spear in left hand, Victory on her right hand. PONTIFMAXTRPIICOSIIPP

Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 3, 1957, no. 229); by 1981: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland (as from the Mazzini Collection and Sotheby auction, June 1911, lot 594); purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG, September 15, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 219

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1982.403

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins