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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1447
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Elagabalus; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  218-222
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  2.75
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3906. A. H. Baldwin, 1962.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Elagbalus, wearing laurel wreath and horned, draped, facing r. Reverse: Elagabalus, standing facing r., sacrificing over lighted altar, holding patera in r. and club (upright) in l.; in field, star.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS ∆VG (Imperator Antoninus Pius Augustus). Reverse: SACERD DEI SOLIS ELAGAB (The Sacred Sun God, Elagabalus).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 131

Notes:  Slight damage on reverse separates arm from body.

3 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Elagabalus
Roman
c.203
222
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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