RPC VI, 30305 (temporary)

 

 

Coin type
Volume VI
Number 30305 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sala
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Magistrate Lucius Cornelius (first archon for the second time)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, r., seen from front
Reverse inscription ƐΠ ΛΟΥΚΙΟΥ ΚΟΡΝ ΑΡΧ Α ΤΟ Β ϹΑΛΗΝΩΝ
Reverse design veiled goddess, wearing kalathos, standing r., being crowned by emperor, togate, standing l., holding sceptre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Reference GRPCL 97
Specimens 1
Note Confirmation required.This would be a very unexpected type for Sala; I-B compares it with his no. 143 (Fuastina II) which has Hera Samia, but is not in fact a coin of Sala, but of Alia (rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/39235/). The two figures of Asclepius and Hygieia on a worn coins as https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/55301 might perhaps be mistaken for Hera and the emperor on a worn coin. But this is all very uncertain, and this coin seems to have been larger (34mm).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     I-B MG, p. 411, no. 145 (Caracalla) (not illustrated)