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Coin of Emisa with bust of Uranius Antoninus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Uranius Antoninus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Hexastyle temple of Elagabal with crescent in pediment. Within temple conical stone of Elagabal shaded by two parasols. Eagle on front of stone. Inscription in Greek around. (see...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 28, no. 1); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 253

Mint

Emisa, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 26.96 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.498

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins