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Coin of Ephesus with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus, diademed, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Ephesian Artemis in tetrastyle temple at left. Emperor stands at right, phiale in right hand, sacrificing over lighted altar. (Inscriptions in Greek) (around and in exergue).


By 1983: with Ariadne Galleries, Inc., 970 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (Ariadne Galleries, Inc., auction, 983 Madison Avenue, New York 10021, Dec. 9, 1983, lot 111); purchased at Ariadne auction by MFA; accessioned by MFA January 18, 1984

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Ephesus, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 24.43 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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