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E-auction 248-170769 - ELAGABALUS Denier

ELAGABALUS Denier AU/XF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 48 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:18:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: août - décembre
Date: 218
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,60 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé d’Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MARS - VI-CTOR.
Reverse description : Mars nu, casqué, le manteau flottant sur l’épaule, marchant à droite, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite, un trophée sur l’épaule gauche.
Reverse translation : “Mars Victor”, (Mars victorieux).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3. Trace de frappe incuse au revers. Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages de référence.

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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