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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Elagabalus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

218-222

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Elagabalus, laureate, and facing to the right. The back (reverse), depicts the goddess Roma seated left holding Victory and a sceptre, with a shield behind.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Elagabalus

Origin

Rome

Date

218 CE–222 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG "Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus" Reverse: PONTIF MAX TR P

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 3.23 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4888

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