RPC VI, 30561 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 30561 (temporary)
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Paphlagonia
City Amastris
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Μ ΑΥΡΗ[ΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ]
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus (?), right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΑΜΑϹΤΡΙΑΝΩΝ
Reverse design Dionysus standing left, holding thyrsus and cantharus; to left, panther
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 8
Reference Rec —
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The portrait is unlike others of Caracalla, and more like  https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/70844 . As coins for Elagabalus (as opposed to Julia Maesa and perhaps Alexander Caesar) are not otherwise attested, they have both been assigned to Elagabalus, although the absence of a value mark is surprising.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    ✸ Automan Coll. ex Forun Ancient Coins (Elagabalus)