Coin of Ephesus with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 24.43 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.5

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus, diademed, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Ephesian Artemis in tetrastyle temple at left. Emperor stands at right, phiale in right hand, sacrificing over lighted altar.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1983: with Ariadne Galleries, Inc., 970 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (Ariadne Galleries, Inc., auction, 983 Madison Avenue, New York 10021, Dec. 9, 1983, lot 111); purchased at Ariadne auction by MFA; accessioned by MFA January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour