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E-auction 511-422895 - brm_585841 - ELAGABALUS Denier

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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 44 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 30 January 2023 14:10:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: janvier - mars
Date: 222
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,90 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG .
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d'Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*01) avec favoris.
Obverse translation : "Imperator Antoninus Pius Augustus", (L'empereur Antonin pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG/ *|-// -.
Reverse description : Élagabal lauré et drapé debout de face tourné à gauche, tenant de la main gauche une branche de cyprès pointée en bas et de la main droite une patère sacrifiant au-dessus d'un autel paré et allumé.
Reverse translation : "Summus Sacerdos Augusti", (Le prêtre de rang le plus élevé).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background



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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