RPC VI, 8623 (temporary)


Image of specimen #5


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8623 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Tyre
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP CAES M AV ANTONINVS AV
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription TVRIORVM
Reverse design front view of temple with six columns with arcuated lintel in the middle, within which Astarte standing facing, turreted, holding long sceptre and resting on trophy on her right, crowned by Nike standing on small column, left, on her left; in exergue, altar between murex shell and small palm tree
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 5, 6, 12
Reference Cop 366
Specimens 5 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1908,0110.1387 BMC 404
2 2     B: 1911/626 (found in Baalbek)
3 3     Cop: 366
4 4     CGT coll.
5 5     ✸ CNG EA 229, 10 Mar. 2010, lot 347