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E-auction 265-186903 - brm_303547 - ELAGABALUS Denier

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 45 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:10:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: juillet - septembre
Date: 219
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait d’Élagabal. Joli revers de style fin. Patine gris foncé de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de ROME I, n° 171


Obverse legend : IMP ANTO-NINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d’Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Antoninus Augustus”, (L’empereur Antonin auguste).


Reverse legend : FIDES - M-I-LITVM.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité militaire) debout de face, regardant à droite, tenant un vexillum de la main droite et une enseigne transversale de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Fides Militum”, (La Fidélité militaire).


Portrait particulier. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background



Proclaimed emperor on May 16, 218, Elagabalus, sole august until the end of June or the beginning of July, left Syria to join Rome. Elagabalus stops at Nicomedia. He spent the whole winter there and fell ill. It was therefore in this city that he took up his second consulship. Elagabal will not arrive in Rome until July or September 219, bringing the black stone of his cult to install him in his capital. He will never return to Syria, quickly assassinated after an unequaled reign of turpitude and disorder.

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