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Coin of Sardis with bust of Elagabalus, struck under Hermophilus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Elagabalus to right, wearing cuirass with aegis. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Wreath. Inscriptions in Greek around and within wreath.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Sardis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 12.75 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.2585

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ecclesiastical ornaments