Coin of Sidon with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Sidon, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 19.04 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

68.783

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right.
IMCMAVRAN TONINVSAVG
Reverse: Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, above which emerge four palm branches. Baetyl on draped base within, flanked each side by uncertain figure.
COLAVR PIA METR in ex.: SID

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3003, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 11, 1968

Credit Line

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