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E-auction 373-285649 - brm_585968 - ELAGABALUS Denier

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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 08 June 2020 14:24:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: janvier - mars 219
Date: 219
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure importante mais monnaie parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine grise
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Obverse legend : IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d'Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Antoninus Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Antonin auguste).


Reverse legend : FIDES EXERCITVS.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) drapée assise à gauche tenant un aigle de la main droite et une enseigne militaire “signa” de la main gauche ; devant elle, une autre enseigne militaire “signa”.
Reverse translation : “Fides Exercitus”, (La Fidélité de l'armée).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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