RPC VI, 8324 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8324 (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 bust of Elagabalus, right, wearing cuirass decorated with Gorgoneion, seen from front
Reverse inscription COL IVL AVG FEL 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 copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Sawaya 1705–7
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: I-B1900 Sawaya 1706
2 2     ✸ NY: 1944.100.72358 Sawaya 1705
3 3     V: GR 22094
4 4     Beirut: 1038 Sawaya 1707