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156357. Sold For $795

KINGS of BOSPORUS. Rhescuporis II, with Elagabalus. 211-227 AD. AV Stater (20mm, 7.64 gm, 12h). Dated BE 515 (218/9 AD). BACILEWC PHCKOVPORIDOC, diademed and draped bust of Rhescuporis right; sword in front / Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus right; date below. MacDonald 558/1; Anokhin 635; Frolova pl. XLVII, 3 (obverse die). Good VF. Rare Elagabalus portrait.

Unlike the other ambiguous imperial portraits of year 515, this bust clearly is intended to represent the emperor Elagabalus.