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E-auction 35-13224 - ELAGABALUS Assarion

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 16 December 2013 19:31:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Assarion
Date: c. 218
Mint name / Town : Marcianopolis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, légèrement décentré au revers. Usure importante sur le portrait. Joli revers. Patine vert noir épaisse
Catalogue references :
C.- - Cop.- - GIC.- - AMNG. 1/- - BMC.- - ACBP.- - Varbonov-


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Élagabal à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT K M AUR - ANTWNINOS, (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Aurhlios Antonninos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin).


Reverse description : Hera voilée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un long sceptre vertical de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : MARKIAN-OPOLIT(WN), (Markianopolitwn).
Reverse translation : (de Marcianopolis).


Rubans de type 2. Variante de légende de droit. Semble inédit et non répertorié. Manque aux ouvrages consultés pour le buste.

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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