Coin of Sidon with bust of Elagabalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Syria, Sidon

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 19.68 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1414

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right.
IMPCAESAR .MAVANTONINV
Reverse: Two-wheeled cart of Astarte with four columns supporting roof. Two palm branches above roof. Within, baetyl topped by double capital. Dotted line on roof, horizontal and two transverse lines on body.
AVRP[ I ]A SID COLMET

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & C., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, 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, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

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