Co 1143 (Middle Roman assarion of Elagabalus from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
cf. VarbanovIII, 4440, p. 196
Comparanda
sim. Touratsoglou1988, p. 227, no. 23
Preservation comment
Wear: aVF. One crack (obverse axis 10); minor pitting and scratching. Fine patina.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 27, no. 277 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Gordian III, uncertain”)
Axis (1-12
7
Has denomination
Assarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
24.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
8.86
Obverse Description
Laureate and draped bust of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
ΑV Κ Μ ΑΝΤ[Ω]ΝΙΝΟⲤ
Reverse Description
Kabeiros facing, looking left, hammer in left hand, right arm extended with rhyton; below two altars or anvils?
Reverse Inscription
[Θ]ⲈⲤⲤΑΛ-ΟΝΙΚⲈΩΝ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Deity (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1143 (Middle Roman assarion of Elagabalus from Thessalonica).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co1143>