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bpv_608369 - ELAGABALUS Diassaria

ELAGABALUS Diassaria AU
150.00 €(Approx. 175.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Diassaria
Date: 218-222
Mint name / Town : Philippopolis, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un épais, ovale et irrégulier, bien centré. Belle tête d’Élagabal. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Élagabal à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT K M AUR - ANTWNEINOS.
Obverse translation : (L'empereur Marc-Aurèle Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse description : Homonoia (Aequitas) drapée, coiffée du calathos debout à gauche, tenant une phiale de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la mai gauche.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOPOLEITWN NEWKORWN.
Reverse translation : (Philippopolis décorée).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1.

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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