Coin of Thyatira with busts of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander, struck under Aur. Centaurus Dio

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Thyatira

Dimensions

Diameter: 47 mm. Weight: 45.26 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1982.467

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Busts of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander laureate, draped, cuirassed, confronting.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Helios, laurel branch in right hand, double axe in left, stands in frontal quadriga.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. .

Provenance

By 1981: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (auction 11, November 20-21, lot 305); purchased by MFA from Frank Sternberg, October 13, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour