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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.


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Tomis, Moesia


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

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The Ancient World


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