Coin of Emisa with bust of Uranius Antoninus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 253


Mint: Syria, Emisa

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 26.96 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.498

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Uranius Antoninus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hexastyle temple of Elagabal with crescent in pediment. Within temple conical stone of Elagabal shaded by two parasols. Eagle on front of stone.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 28, no. 1); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour