Coin of Sidon with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Sidon, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 5.73 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

68.784

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right.
MIPC MAVAN TONIN[VSAVG]
Reverse: Kadmos runs left, looking right, wearing sheathed sword and cloak. Right hand points forward and left holds cloak around his waist.
COLAVR PI AMETRSID

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