Coin of Sidon with bust of Elagabalus
Mint: Sidon, Syria
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 19.04 gm. Die Axis: 4
Medium or Technique
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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right.
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
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
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III