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Coin of Philippopolis with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Warrior standing to left, wearing helmet, shield on left arm. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1987: with Gerhard Hirsch, Promenadeplatz 10, 8000 Munich 2, Germany (Hirsch auction 154, May 13-16, 1987, lot 590); purchased by MFA at Hirsch auction 154 and accessioned June 24, 1987

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Philippopolis, Thrace


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 17.51 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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