Coin of Claudiopolis with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Bithynia, Claudiopolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.91 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.534

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to left, with spear and shield (on which Athena drives biga left?).
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Octastyle temple, with shield or imago in pediment.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

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