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 ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, right, seen from front
Reverse design veiled goddess, wearing kalathos, standing right, being crowned by emperor, togate, standing left, holding sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Reference GRPCL 97
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
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 Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     I-B MG, p. 411, no. 145 (Caracalla) (not illustrated)