A very rare medallion of Elagabalus from Philippopolis
Lot 371
THRACE. Philippopolis. Elagabalus, 218-222. Medallion (Bronze, 38 mm, 33.20 g, 4 h). AΥT K M AΥΡHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed half-length bust of Elagabalus to left. Rev. [...] ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛE/ΩC NEΩKOΡ/OΥ Octastyle temple of Apollo Kendrisos, in the back, containing a statue of Apollo; before, to right, Elagabalus standing left, holding spear; behind him, a priest; to left, two priests (or flute players?) behind a victimarius slaying a bull; in the middle, a burning altar. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. Varbanov -. Apparently unpublished save for its previous auction appearance. A most impressive medallion with a most interesting reverse. Minor smoothing and some roughness, otherwise, very fine.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 233, 6 October 2015, 1883 (sold for 2000 EUR, and moderately cleaned since) and from a European collection, formed before 2005.
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500 CHF
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800 CHF
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Closing time: 03-Dec-17, 18:30:30 CEST
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