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Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: River god (Chrysoroas seated to left holding ears of corn in his right hand and a vase in his left from which a stream flows. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 17); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Hierapolis, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.22 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.804

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins