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E-auction 520-434699 - brm_304778 - ELAGABALUS As

ELAGABALUS As VF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 59 €
Maximum bid : 102 €
End of the sale : 03 April 2023 14:23:20
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : As
Date: août - décembre
Date: 219-220
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,53 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, un peu court sur les légendes à l’usure importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Beau portrait. Patine vert foncé, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ADVENTV-S - A-VGVSTI// [SC].
Reverse description : Élagabal à cheval au pas à gauche, vêtu militairement, levant la main droite et tenant un long sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Adventus Augusti”, (L’arrivée de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


ELAGABALUS

(16/05/218-12/03/222)

Proclaimed emperor on May 16, 218, Elagabalus, sole august until the end of June or the beginning of July, left Syria to join Rome. Elagabalus stops at Nicomedia. He spent the whole winter there and fell ill. It was therefore in this city that he took up his second consulship. Elagabal will not arrive in Rome until July or September 219, bringing the black stone of his cult to install him in his capital. He will never return to Syria, quickly assassinated after an unequaled reign of turpitude and disorder.

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