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Coin of Claudiopolis with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to left, with spear and shield (on which Athena drives biga left?). Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Octastyle temple, with shield or imago in pediment. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Claudiopolis, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.91 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.534

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins