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Coin of Tomis with bust of Elagabalus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles, club over left shoulder, stands at left reaching out to grasp Amazon Queen Hippolyte's girdle as she rides to right. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 2002: with Frank L. Kovacs, PO Box 151790, San Rafael, California 94915-1790; purchased by MFA from Frank L. Kovacs, September 25, 2002

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tomis, Moesia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2002.379

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins