Coin of Thyatira with bust of Elagabalus, struck under Ti. Claudius Stratonicianus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Thyatira

Dimensions

Diameter: 46.5 mm. Weight: 46.28 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1451

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus, laureate, cuirassed, right, cloak around shoulders, gorgoneion on breast-plate.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor in military costume, stands to right, giving his hand to Apollo Tyrimnaios, nude, standing to left, cloak falling from shoulders, holding double-axe in left hand. They hold a prize crown above a flaming altar.
Inscriptions in Greek around, in exergue, and on crown.

Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 28, June 19-20, lot 426): purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour