Coin of Bithynium with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Bithynia, Bithynium

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 11.57 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.376

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus left, sceptre in left hand.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Demeter, standing, wearing long chiton, looks to right. She holds sceptre in right hand, ears of corn in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Reverse die is backwards.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour