RPC VI, 8372 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8372 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Syria
City Emesa
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Issue ΛΦ = 530
Dating 218/219
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ Α(Υ) ΑΝΤΩΝ[ΕΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ?] (all N retrograde)
Obverse design laureate head of Elagabalus, right, with drapery
Reverse inscription ΕΜΙϹωΝ ΚΟΛ (retrograte) ΦΛ
Reverse design front view of the temple with six columns of Elagabal with staircase, containing the sacred stone of Emesa decorated with eagle and set on rectangular base, between four parasols; in pediment, window
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 7, 12
Reference BMC 17, Nurpetlian, Orontes Valley 41
Specimens 7 (3 in the core collections)
Note Nurpetlian, p. 37, prefers semeia (religious cultic standards) to parasols; and interprets the marks in the pediment as depictions of two standards.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1840,1226.455 BMC 17
2 2     P: 1000
3 3     P: 1004
4 4     CNG EA 262, 17 Aug. 2011, lot 241
5 5     Lindgren I, 2045
6 6     Münzen & Medaillen Deutschland GmbH 20, 10 Oct. 2006, lot 629
7 7     Leu WA 28, 9–14 Dec. 2023, lot 2612