Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hieratic crown decorated with seven busts and two Greek letters (gamma and beta). At left, crown of demiourgos above garlanded altar. Inscriptions in Greek below and around.
By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour