Coin of Tomis with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Moesia, Tomis

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2002.379

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles, club over left shoulder, stands at left reaching out to grasp Amazon Queen Hippolyte’s girdle as she rides to right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 2002: with Frank L. Kovacs, PO Box 151790, San Rafael, California 94915-1790; purchased by MFA from Frank L. Kovacs, September 25, 2002

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour