Cappadocia, Caesarea, Elagabalus
Description: Cappadocia, Caesarea, Elagabalus (218 - 222 AD). ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙOC ΑΝΤωΝЄΙΝ; laureate, cuirassed and draped bust of Elagabalus right, seen from behind / ΜΗΤΡΟΠ KΑΙCΑΡI; agalma of Mt. Argaeus on altar, ЄΤΔ (year 4) below.
Diameter: AE27 mm
Weight: 11,68 g
Attribution: Syd. p. 119, 527 var. (legends and bust)
Commentary: brown patina with faint greenish deposits, well centered
History: The often ridiculed cult of the Emesene sun-god, promoted by Elagabalus, stayed popular with the army and culminated later in the cult of the Unconquered Sun (Sol Invictus).
Article Number: 032-03-02-41652