Skip to Content

Open today 10–11 a.m. members | 11 a.m.–6 p.m. public. Learn more.

Coin Portraying King Vabalathus

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

270/275

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

On the front (obverse) of this coin the king Vabalathus is portrayed, facing right and wearing a crown of laurels.
On the back (reverse), the emperor Aurelian is similarly portrayed, facing right and wearing a crown.

Currently Off View

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Portraying King Vabalathus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

270 CE–275 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: VABALATHVS VCRIMDR Reverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG

Dimensions

Diam. 1.8 cm; 2.60 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1352

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share