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E-auction 342-256650 - ELAGABALUS Denier

ELAGABALUS Denier AU/AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 160 €
Maximum bid : 160 €
End of the sale : 04 November 2019 14:12:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 220
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Très jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve au droit une partie de son brillant de frapppe
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de ROME I, n° 215

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : ABVNDANTIA AVG/ -|*.
Reverse description : Abundantia (l'Abondance) debout de face tournée à gauche tenant des deux mains une corne d'abondance dont elle déverse les fruits à gauche..
Reverse translation : “Abundantia Augusti”, (l’Abondance de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Trace de frappe incuse au revers.

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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