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Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right with aegis. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor stands at right sacrificing before distyle temple in which is Apollo Kitharoedos?. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1971: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; November 10, 1971: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Hierapolis, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 30.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.390

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins