Elagabalus emperor 218-222 AD, Antioch mint


elaga.jpg

This is another variant of the previous coin. Note the lack of an eclipse symbol. It is important to note that the ram has been interpreted astrologically as Judea but may have been interpreted at different times to be symbolic of different things. The Statue of Liberty is a prime example. It can both be interpreted as being symbolic for New York city, state and the United States. Although it was a gift from France we do not traditionally think of France as the prime association. Judea was under Roman administration from Antioch. Photo Ancient Imports


Featured Posts