RPC VI, 8393 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8393 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Sidon
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG
Obverse design laureate bust of Elagabalus, right, wearing decorated cuirass, seen from front
Reverse inscription AVR PIA SIDO COL METRO
Reverse design front view of temple with four columns with arcuated lintel in the middle, within which Astarte standing facing, turreted, holding long sceptre, crowned by Nike standing on small column, left, on her left; to left, Marsyas standing, right, carrying wineskin on shoulder and raising hand
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 11, 12
Reference Rouvier 1492–3
Specimens 6 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: HPB,Unc.44 BMC 243
2 2     P: B1779 Rouvier 1492.1
3 3     P: B1781 Rouvier 1493.1
4 4     NY: 1944.100.71725 Rouvier 1492.2
5 5     Rouvier 1492.3 = Mi V, 384, 319
6 6     Rouvier 1493.2 = Mi V, 384, 320