Roman Empire, Elagabalus (218-222), AE27 of Tyre, Prize-crown on rev.


Roman Empire

Elagabalus (218-222)


TYRE (after suppression of the colony)


Obv: IMPCAESM[AVAN TONINVSAVG].  Laureate head of Elagabalus r.

Rev: TVRI O[RVM], Prize-crown with palm-branch extending upwards, B and murex-shell in exergue; HPAKAI / OΛVMΠI[A] on crown.

14.09g, 26.5-27mm dia.

BMC 415.

Good Fine or better, sl. off centre.  A rare and unusual reverse type.