Coin of Tyre with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Syria, Tyre

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 22.82 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

64.567

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. IMPCAESMAVAN TONINVS AVG
Countermark: head of Severus Alexander (?) to right.
Reverse: Astarte standing facing, with trophy at her right; she is being crowned by Nike on column at the right. On left, palmtree; on right, murex shell.
SEPT IM T VRO In ex: COLO

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, February 21-23, 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, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

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