Esbus (Heshbon) of the Decapolis, Elagablus AE, BOLD VF+, Scarce, 218 - 222 C.E.

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ESBUS, ELAGABALUS AE

Sofaer 9, Spijkerman 6, Bold Very Fine +, 18.9mm, 6.73 grams, Struck Circa. 218 - 222 C.E.

Obverse: Laureate, radiate and undraped bust of Elagabalus to right, AV CM AVΡ ANTONINV around

Reverse: Dionysus nude standing to left, supporting thyrsos and pouring wine from jug over panther at his feet, EC BOVC around

Bold and sharp example of a very scarce coin (especially with panther)! The finest we could find offered.
 
Esbus was the ancient city of Heshbon which was conquered by the Israelites during their entering the holyland - "Heshbon the city of (King) Sihon"
 
Ex: Zuzim Remarkable Sale, Sept. 2015, Lot #22 (sold @$600)