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E-auction 514-427272 - brm_596229 - ELAGABALUS Denier

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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 45 €
Maximum bid : 57 €
End of the sale : 20 February 2023 14:25:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: septembre - décembre
Date: 219
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,31 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier avec les grènetis complets. Beau buste d’Élagabal. Joli revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d’Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Antoninus Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur Antonin pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : FORTVNAE REDVCI.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) debout de face tournée à gauche tenant de la main droite un gouvernail posé sur un globe et de la main gauche une corne d'abondance.
Reverse translation : “Fortunæ Reduci”, (Au retour de la Fortune).


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background



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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