RPC VI, 8306 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8306 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Byblus
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP CAISAR (sic) ANTONINVS AV
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΡΑϹ?] ΒΥΒΛΟΥ
Reverse design front view of temple with six columns(?) with arcuated lintel in the middle with super-structures, within which Astarte standing, facing, head right, wearing kalathos, holding long sceptre and placing foot on prow; to right, small Nike standing on column, left, crowning her with wreath
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rouvier 710
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     NY: 1944.100.70908
2 2     ✸ Numismatica Vare Vicenza Auction, 29 Oct. 2012, lot 107
3 3     Rouvier 710.1
4 4     Rouvier 710.3