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E-auction 252-175213 - brm_304657 - ELAGABALUS Denier

ELAGABALUS Denier AU/XF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2018 14:19:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 220
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,44 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un grand flan irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait d’Élagabal. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine gris foncé de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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 (A*21).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Antoninus Pius Augustus”, (L'empereur Antonin pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR - P III COS III PP/ *| -// -.
Reverse description : Sol radié et nu, marchant à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule droite, levant la main droite et tenant un fouet de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate tertium Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la troisième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Portrait particulier. Rubans de type 3. Petite étoile à six rais. Traces de frappe incuses au revers.

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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