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E-auction 96-50048 - ELAGABALUS Denier

ELAGABALUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 63 €
End of the sale : 16 February 2015 15:18:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 221
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire décentré au droit. Très beau portrait. Revers inhabituel. Fine patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : SACERD DEI SOL-IS ELAGAB/ -|*.
Reverse description : Élagabal lauré et drapé debout à droite, tenant de la main droite une patère et sacrifiant au-dessus d'un autel allumé, tenant de la main gauche une branche de cyprès, dirigée vers le haut.
Reverse translation : "Sacerdos Dei Solis Elagabali", (Prêtre du dieu soleil Élagabal).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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