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Coin of Seleucia Pieria with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Elagabalus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tetrastyle temple, with eagle on top of pediment, star and crescent in pediment. Within temple, sacred stone of Zeus Kasios. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Seleucia Pieria, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.21 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.552

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins