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Coin of Samosata with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to left. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tyche seated to left; below: Pegasus left. Tyche holds eagle on right hand. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia, Pa., Bulletin 10, no. 3; date unknown: purchased from Hesperia Art by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Samosata, Commagene

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.07 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.565

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins