User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Dupondius with bust of Elagabalus

Start collecting

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSPIVSAVG Reverse: Sol, radiate, cloak flying out to right, raises right hand and holds whip in left. In field left, star. PM[TRP] IIIC OSIIIPP in field: S C


By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 196, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 220




Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins