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E-auction 388-300746 - ELAGABALUS Denier

ELAGABALUS Denier AU/AU
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2020/09/21 14:09:00
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Type : Denier
Date: août - décembre
Date: 218
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste d’Élagabal. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d’Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PONTIF MAX TR P.
Reverse description : Rome assise à gauche, casquée et drapée, tenant de la main droite une Victoriola et de la gauche une longue haste ; sous le siège, un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate”, (Grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunicienne).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Buste seulement drapé sur ce denier..

Historical background


Elagabalus

(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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