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Coin of Sidon with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. IMCMAVRAN TONINVSAVG Reverse: Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, above which emerge four palm branches. Baetyl on draped base within, flanked each side by uncertain figure. COLAVR PIA METR ...

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Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part XII, 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, December 11, 1968

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Sidon, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 19.04 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

68.783

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins