RPC VI, 9381 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 9381 (temporary)
Province Arabia
Region Arabia
City Petra
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Caracalla or Elagabalus (?) (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙϹ ΑΝΤΩΝΙ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus (?), right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription (Π)ΕΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟ
Reverse design colonist ploughing right, raising hand, with yoke of oxen
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 11
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note A puzzling coin. The rev. type is common for Elagabalus, when it is an appropriate reflection the foundation of a colony at Petra in his reign, but the use of Greek and the city's title metropolis implies an earlier date. The obv. legend, in addition, also suggests Caracalla, but the choice of type implies the later date.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ IMJ Sofaer 55 ('Elagabalus')