Reverse: Ephesian Artemis, within her tetrastyle temple, receiving a libat...

Obverse: Laureate bust of Elagabulus

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Ephesus
Material: Bronze
Issuing Authority: Elagabalus
Actual Weight: 24.43 g.
Die Axis: 3
Date: exact 218 AD - exact 222 AD
Dimensions: 36.5 mm.
Region: Ionia
Period: Severan

Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle, the emperor paying homage to Ephesian Artemis. At left, the cult figure of Artemis stands in her tetrastyle temple. At right, the togate emperor stands in 3/4-view to the left, holding a patera (offering dish) in his right hand and sacrificing over a lighted altar.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial bronze

Sources Used: Mionnet 1806-1838 III, no. 380