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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)


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


Gaza, Judaea (Syria Palestina)


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

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The Ancient World


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