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Sestertius with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus, laureate, draped, right. IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSPIVSAVG Reverse: Libertas standing left holding bonnet in right hand, cornucopia in left hand. In field, left, star of eight rays. LIBERTASAVG S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 742); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; anonymous gift to MFA, October 3, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 218–222

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 22.84 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

35.1467

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins