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Coin of Sidon with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. IMCMAANT ONINVSAVG Reverse: Europa seated front on bull right. She holds horn in left hand, veil in right. In field: A P Below: SI DCO/METR


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & C., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3003, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

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

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


Sidon, Syria


Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 10.29 gm. Die Axis: 10

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