Coin of Philippopolis with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Thrace, Philippopolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 14.86 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1984.15

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus, laureate, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Two wrestlers.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1983: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 13, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Zurich, November 17-18, 1983, lot 851); purchased at Sternberg auction on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour