RPC VI, 8247 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8247 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Orthosia
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Issue ΒΛΦ = 532
Dating 220/221
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΟΡΘΩϹƐΩΝ ΒΛΦ
Reverse design front view of temple with four columns with arcuated lintel in the middle, within which Astarte standing, facing, wearing kalathos, resting on long sceptre, crowned by small Nike standing on column, l.; in the left niche, Cybele(?) standing facing, turreted, between two lions(?), holding long sceptre; in the right niche, female figure standing facing, veiled and wearing long tunic
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 7
Reference Rouvier 878corr.
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)
Note Rouvier's reverse legend is: ΟΡΘΟϹΙЄΩΝ

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: B1498 Rouvier 878.1
2 2     B: 1874/413
3 3     ✸ O
4 4     Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger > Auction 366, 1149 = Hirsch 352, 25 Sept. 2019, lot 3068