RPC VI, 7740 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 7740 (temporary)
Province Mesopotamia
Region Mesopotamia
City Edessa
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Issue Undated bronze coinage
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ ΑΝΤωΝΕΙΝΟΝ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, right, seen from front; to right, uncertain object
Reverse inscription ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩ(?) ΕΔΕϹϹΑ
Reverse design Tyche of the City seated on rock, left, holding corn ears; below, river god swimming, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 28 mm
Axis 7, 12
Specimens 3 (3 in the core collections)
Note E, Dandrow, ''An Unpublished ‘Medallion’ of Elagabalus from Edessa in Osrhoene: Nergal and Syro-Mesopotamian Religious Continuity?', Koinon 4, 2021, pp. 106-27, identifies the object on the obverse as 'the lion-head scimitar of Nergal, god of war, disease, and lord of the underworld'.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: I-B1900
2 2     ✸ O
3 3     P Chandon 1324