RPC VI, 8678 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 8678 (temporary)
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Tyre
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Issue Colonial issue
Obverse inscription IMP CAES M AV ANTONINVS AV
Obverse design laureate bust of Elagabalus, r., wearing cuirass with Gorgoneion(?), seen from front
Reverse inscription SEP TVIO (sic) COL
Reverse design Astarte standing facing, turreted, holding long sceptre and resting on trophy on her r., crowned by Nike standing on small column, l., on her l.; at her feet, to l., small Marsyas standing, r., carrying wineskin on shoulder and raising hand; to r., murex shell
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 5, 11
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1931,0603.51
2 2     NY: 1944.100.81830