RPC VI, 8221 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8221 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Botrys
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Issue ΒΝС = 252
Dating 221/222
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΒΟΤΡΥΗΝⲰΝ ΒΝϹ
Reverse design front view of temple with six columns with arcuated lintel in the middle, within which Astarte standing, facing, wearing kalathos, holding long sceptre and two(?) globes; in the exergue, central stairway
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 8.89 g
Axis 6, 12
Reference Sawaya, Botrys 20–2
Specimens 6

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 934 Sawaya, Botrys 21
2     ✸ NY: 1944.100.70783 Sawaya, Botrys 20
3     O
4     Beirut-AUB: C763 Sawaya, Botrys 22
5     Boston: 62.419
6     CGT coll. = Agora auction 35, 23 June 2015, lot 196