Coin of Sidon with bust of Elagabalus
Mint: Syria, Sidon
Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 19.68 gm. Die Axis: 6
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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right.
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
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
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III