An Unpublished ‘Medallion’ of Elagabalus from Edessa in Osrhoene: Nergal and Syro-Mesopotamian Religious Continuity?


  • Edward Dandrow


Following Elagabalus’ victory over Macrinus in June 218, the city of Edessa in Osrhoene issued a number of coins that celebrated and commemorated the ascension of the new emperor. On these early issues are symbols commonly found in the Greco-Roman iconographic lexicon (e.g., Nike, palm branch, and cornucopia).


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How to Cite

Dandrow, E. (2021). An Unpublished ‘Medallion’ of Elagabalus from Edessa in Osrhoene: Nergal and Syro-Mesopotamian Religious Continuity?. KOINON: The International Journal of Classical Numismatic Studies, 4, 106–127. Retrieved from



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