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Coin of Flaviopolis with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elegabalus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Draped bust of Dionysos right, thyrsos over left shoulder. Grapes in field at right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 219–220

Mint

Flaviopolis, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 8.89 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.284

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins