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Coin of Bithynium with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus left, sceptre in left hand. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Demeter, standing, wearing long chiton, looks to right. She holds sceptre in right hand, ears of corn in left. Reverse die is backwards. Inscription in Greek. (see media...

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Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 218–222

Mint

Bithynium, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 11.57 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.376

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins