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v11_0306 - ELAGABALUS Denier

ELAGABALUS Denier AU/XF
MONNAIES 11 (2002)
Starting price : 0.00 €
Estimate : 152.45 €
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Type : Denier
Date: 08-12/218
Date: 218
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Emission: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait. Patine de collection. Usure régulière au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d'Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus", (L'empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTOR ANTONINI AVG.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) courant à droite tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Victoria Antonini Augusti", (La Victoire d'Antonin auguste).

Historical background


Elagabalus

(16/05/218-12/03/222)

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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