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Coin of Philippopolis with bust of Elagabalus

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Minted in Philippopolis, Thrace. Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus, laureate, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Two wrestlers. (Inscription in Greek)


By 1983: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 13, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Zurich, November 17-18, 1983, lot 851); purchased at Sternberg auction on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 18, 1984

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Philippopolis, Thrace


Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 14.86 gm. Die Axis: 7

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