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Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Laodicea ad Mare(?), Seleukis and Pieria, Syria
This type is traditionally assigned to Antioch. Prieur suggests Emisa. McAlee identifies Laodicea as the most likely mint. McAlee interprets ∆ − E as "∆ EΠAPXEIΩN," meaning "of the four eparchies" and notes, "After Septimius stripped Antioch of its privileges and conferred them on Laodicea-ad-Mare, some coins of Laodicea bear the legend 'Metropolis of the Four Provinces,' and others have a representation of four Tyches. The letters DE also regularly appear on the coins of Laodicea from the time of Elagabalus to that of Trebonianus Gallus."
SH57095. Billon tetradrachm
249, SNG Cop
236 - 237, SGICV
3096, VF, toned
ad Mare (Latakia, Syria
) mint, weight
13.298g, maximum diameter
26.8mm, die axis
, 219 A.D.; obverse
AYT K M A ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate bust
right, drapery on left shoulder; reverse
∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠ B (holder of Tribunitian power, consul for the second time), eagle
standing slightly right, wings spread, head
in beak, ∆ − E flanking eagle's head
between legs; SOLD
Catalog current as of Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
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