Coin of Samosata with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Commagene, Samosata

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.07 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.565

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche seated to left; below: Pegasus to left. Tyche holds eagle on right hand.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia, Pa., Bulletin 10, no. 3; date unknown: purchased from Hesperia Art by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III