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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:

222

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

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

On the back, the personification of Abundance is depicted standing and facing left.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Elagabalus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

222 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Reverse: ABVNDANTIA AUG

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 3.53 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1286

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