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Coin of Perinthus with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Ship with rowers and full-blown sail to right. In stern, two standards. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Perinthus, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 20.70 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.1086

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins