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Live auction - brm_662748 - ELAGABALUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 980 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:08:21
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: août - décembre
Date: 218
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,28 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire extraordinaire avec un buste merveilleux et un revers de toute beauté ! Monnaie d’une qualité incroyable, parfaitement centrée sur un flan large et épais. Superbe patine
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Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé d’Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste).


Reverse legend : MAR-S - VI-CTOR.
Reverse description : Mars nu et casqué marchant à droite, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule gauche, tenant un trophée posé sur son épaule gauche et une haste transversale de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Mars Victor”, (Mars victorieux).

Historical background


(16/05/218-12/03/222) Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Elagabalus was proclaimed emperor on May 16 218, only august until late June or early July, leaving Syria to reach Rome. Elagabalus stops at Nicomedia, he spent the winter and it gets sick. It is in this city that takes its second consulate. Elagabalus not arrive in Rome in July or September 219, bringing the black stone of worship to install in its capital. He never returned to Syria assassinated soon after an unparalleled reign turpitude and disorders.

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