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E-auction 237-160541 - ELAGABALUS Denier

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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 55 €
Maximum bid : 57 €
End of the sale : 30 October 2017 14:33:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: juin - août
Date: 219
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,73 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince avec un beau buste de style fin. Patine grise de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP ANTONINVS 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 : P M TR P - II - COS II PP.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) courant à gauche, brandissant une branche d'olivier de la main droite et un sceptre court de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate iterum Consul iterum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand Pontife revêtu de la deuxième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

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.

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