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E-auction 376-288596 - brm_585931 - ELAGABALUS Denier

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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 29 June 2020 14:34:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: mi-221
Date: 221
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré. Usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : P M TR P IIII COS III PP/ *|-.
Reverse description : Élagabal lauré et drapé debout de face tourné à gauche, tenant verticalement une branche de cyprès de la main gauche et une patère de la main droite, sacrifiant au-dessus d'un autel allumé ; derrière, une victime.
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).


L’étoile dans le champ représente probablement la pierre noire.

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. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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