Macedonia, Amphipolis, Elagabalus
Description: Macedonia, Amphipolis, Elagabalus (218 - 222 AD). AV K M AVP ANTΩNINO CЄV; laurate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AMΦIΠOΛЄITΩN; city-goddess enthroned left, wearing kalathos and holding patera in right hand.
Diameter: AE20 mm
Weight: 5,68 g
Attribution: BMC 131; Varbanov 3292; SNG ANS 201-2
Commentary: attractive brown patina, flat legend on reverse
History: There may exist some connection between the holy stone of Syrian deity Elagabal and the Black Stone of Kaaba in Mekka.
Article Number: 063-06-05-44408