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Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus with aegis to right. Countermark, at right, of standing figure. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tyche (or Euposia ?) left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left (with infant Ploutos on side ?) Inscription in Greek around. (see...

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By 1966: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Special Bulletin, no. 27); October 4, 1966: purchased from Hesperia Art for MFA by Mary B. Comstock; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, October 11, 1966

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Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

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


Hierapolis, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 11.55 gm. Die Axis: 5

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The Ancient World


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