RPC VI, 497 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 497 (temporary)
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Philippopolis
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛIOϹ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, l., seen from front
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΟΥ
Reverse design sacrifice scene before temple with eight columns containing a statue of Apollo Kendrisios (holding bow and branch?); Elagabalus standing, l., in military dress, holding spear and patera over flaming altar; behind him, a priest; to l., a flute player, a cult attendant holding a long staff and a victimarius slaying a bull
Metal Æ
Average diameter 38 mm
Average weight 35.20 g
Axis 4
Reference Varbanov, Philippopolis XVII.6
Specimens 5

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
    Leu EA 2, 3 Dec. 2017, lot 371
    Münzzentrum Rheinland 183, 17 Jan. 2018, lot 276
    ✸ Gorny & Mosch 233, 6 Oct. 2015, lot 1883
    see Varbanov