RPC VI, 8298 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8298 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Byblus
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP CAIS MAR ANTONINΥS AΥ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΒΥΒΛΟΥ ΙΕΡΑϹ
Reverse design front view of arch with six columns(?), topped by palmette, within which Astarte standing, facing, head r., wearing kalathos, holding long sceptre and placing foot on prow; to r., small Nike standing on column, l., crowning her with wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 29 mm
Axis 12
Reference AUB 57
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: L1906
2 2     V: GR 22141
3 3     Beirut-AUB: C807 57 = Rouvier 710.2(?)