RPC VI, 8323 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8323 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Berytus
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL IVL AVG FEC (sic) BER
Reverse design front view of temple with four columns with shield in pediment and acroteria along roofline, Nike raising wreath on each corner and Poseidon with Beroe on top; inside,Tyche-Astarte standing facing, left foot on prow of galley, holding stylis and being crowned by Nike standing left on cippus; on either side, genius holding torch; below, two genii on dolphins facing central stairway; below, on either side, cup
Metal Æ
Average diameter 30 mm
Average weight 18.09 g
Axis 6, 7, 12
Reference Sawaya 1695–703, Rouvier 573–4
Specimens 14

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
    Beirut-AUB: 99 Sawaya 1703
    Beirut-BdL: 228 Sawaya 1695
    B: L1906 Sawaya 1701
    L: 1900,0707.87 BMC 180 = Sawaya 1698
    ✸ NY: 1944.100.72352 Sawaya 1700
    B: L1906 Sawaya 1702
    P: 1294 Sawaya 1696
    L: 1908,0110.1136 BMC 179 = Sawaya 1699
    NY: 1941.131.1029 Sawaya 1697
    CGT coll. = CNG EA 315, 20 Nov. 2013, lot 247
    V: GR 33536
    V: GR 29189
    Bern: N/G2816