RPC VI, 8227 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8227 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Caesarea ad Libanum
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Issue ΛΦ = 530
Dating 218/219
Obverse inscription IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL CESARIA LIBANI ΛΦ
Reverse design front view of shrine with two columns with arcuated lintel supported by human head-shaped capitals, within which Astarte standing completely veiled, facing, wearing kalathos, resting head on hand; to left, long sceptre surmounted by bird, right; in exergue, balustrade
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 29 mm
Axis 6, 7
Reference BMC 6
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1872,0709.337 BMC 6
2 2     B: 1822K
3 3     ✸ V: GR 22146 Rouvier 735.3 (under Caracalla)
4 4     Rouvier 735.2 = De Saulcy 119, 4