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Coin

Object Number:32-15-342
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Imperial Roman
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: CN 292, Class G
Manufacture Location: Tyre
Phoenicia
Locus: C.N. 292 (Western loculus)
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Elagabalus
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Bronze
Outside Diameter:2.6 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1932
Other Number:31-11-394 - Field No SF

Description

Newell: Phoenicia

Tyre: Elagabalus, 218-222 AD.

“Obverse: Inscription obliterated. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to r.

Reverse: VR… Temple of Astarte with six columns; within, statue of Astarte; beneath, in the exergue, altar between murex-shell and palm (obliterated).”

Bibliography:

[Article] Witschonke, Richard, and Newell, Edward T. 2008. "Coins from the Excavations at Beisan (Nysa-Scythopolis, Tel Beth Shean): 1929-1935". American Journal of Numismatics. Vol. AJN Second Series 20. pg. 1-52 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 19/Plate 3, no. 44View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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