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E-auction 343-257465 - ELAGABALUS Denier

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 29 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:26:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: début
Date: 221
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,12 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vieille collection française dispersée à Pont-Audemer le 3 juin 2019, avec son étiquette d’époque


Obverse legend : IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG .
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Élagabal à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Antoninus Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur Antonin pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : P M TR P IIII COS - III P P/ -|*// -.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout de face tournée à gauche, volant, les ailes déployées, tenant des deux mains une couronne ouverte, accostée de deux boucliers à ses pieds.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quartum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la quatrième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare. Marcel Thirion signalait qu’on ne le rencontrait que pour le trésor de Clavier.

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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