Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Hierapolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 30.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.390

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right with aegis.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor stands at right sacrificing before distyle temple in which is Apollo Kitharoedos?.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1971: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; November 10, 1971: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour