Denarius with bust of Elagabalus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–219


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 2.84 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

69.983

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, seen from back.
ANTONINVSPIVSFELAVG
Reverse: Triumphal car, drawn to right by four horses, carrying sacred stone of Emesa on which is eagle. Four parasols also on car.
SANCTDEOSOLI ELAGABAL (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Bank Leu & Co., AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; May 19, 1969: purchased from Bank Leu & Co., AG by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; June 11, 1969: gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock