Coin of Sardis with bust of Elagabalus, struck under C. Sal. Claudianus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Sardis

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 14.78 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.1122

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus with aegis to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Lion crouching to left in front of city walls with six towers. In front of lion, bee.
Greek inscriptions above, around, and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour