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Coin of Gaza with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla right. Eagle with wings spread below. Inscription in Greek at left and below; symbol in right field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and symbol)

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; 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, A.D. 219–220

Mint

Gaza, Judaea (Syria Palestina)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.65 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.496

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins