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E-auction 405-317659 - ELAGABALUS Denier

ELAGABALUS Denier XF/AU
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 51 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 18 January 2021 14:29:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 220
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli revers. Buste à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Élagabal à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Antoninus Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur Antonin pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ABVNDANTIA AVG/ -|*//-.
Reverse description : Abundantia (l'Abondance) debout de face tournée à gauche tenant des deux mains une corne d'abondance dont elle déverse les fruits à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Abundantia Augusti”, (L’Abondance de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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