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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)


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

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

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


Samosata, Commagene


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

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The Ancient World


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