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ID:     ELAGAB_8
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     THRACE
City:     Philippopolis
Issuer:     Elagabalus
Date Ruled:     AD 218-222
Metal:     Orichalcum
Denomination:     AE 29
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 218-222
Diameter:     29 mm
Weight:     13.31 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Legend:     AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     MHTPOΠΟΛΕΩC ΦΙΛΟΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΩC NEΩKO/POY
Reverse Description:     Maked athlete advancing left, head right, holding wreath and palm
Primary Reference:     cf. Varbanov 1690
Photograph Credit:     Kurt Ellenberger