Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Hierapolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 11.55 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

66.851

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus with aegis to right. Countermark of standing figure.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche (or Euposia ) left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left (with infant Ploutos on side )
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1966: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Special Bulletin, no. 27); October 4, 1966: purchased from Hesperia Art for MFA by Mary B. Comstock; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, October 11, 1966

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock