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Coin Portraying Emperor Elagabalus

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

218-222, issued by Emperor Elagabalus

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the emperor Elagabalus, facing right and wearing a crown of laurels.

On the back (reverse), the god Zeus Ammon is depicted.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Elagabalus

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

218 CE–222 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.4 cm (1 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1982.1914

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