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bpv_533774 - ELAGABALUS Tétradrachme

ELAGABALUS Tétradrachme VF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 4
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,36 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière, recouvert d’une patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Élagabal à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : A KAISAR MA AUR - ANTwNEINOS - EUSEB, (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Aurhlios Antwneinos eusebios).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin pieux).


Reverse legend : L.
Reverse description : Athéna debout à gauche, tenant une victoire de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : E.
Reverse translation : (An 5).

Historical background


(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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