Lot 373. Phoenicia, Tyre. Elagabalus. A.D. 218-222. Æ.
Phoenicia, Tyre. Elagabalus. A.D. 218-222. Æ (25 mm, 11.68 g, 6 h). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus right / Dido overseeing the contruction of Carthage: Dido, on right, standing facing, head left, holding rule and transverse scepter; before her on left, arched gateway and city walls of Carthage; below gateway, worker standing right, using pick; to right of Dido's feet, palm tree; above, murex shell. Rouvier 2375; AUB 245; BMC 409. Brown patina, minor roughness, flan flaw on obverse edge at 9 h. Very fine.