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E-auction 353-266666 - ELAGABALUS Denier

ELAGABALUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 140 €
Price : 67 €
Maximum bid : 75 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:13:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 218-219
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, légèrement décentré au droit sur la légende. Portrait particulier d’Élagabal au droit. Revers inhabituel. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés légèrement tachée au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de ROME I, n° 241

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP ANTO-NINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Antoninus Augustus”, (L’empereur Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SPEI PER-PETVAE.
Reverse description : Spes (L'Espérance) marchant à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant un pan de sa robe avec la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Spei Perpetuæ”, (À l’Espérance perpétuelle).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3. Ce type de revers ne rencontre que pour l’atelier d’Antioche.

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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