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E-auction 541-464545 - bpv_839987 - ELAGABALUS Tetrassaria

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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 47 €
Maximum bid : 48 €
End of the sale : 28 August 2023 14:56:20
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Tetrassaria
Date: 218-220
Mint name / Town : Odessus, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 14,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, épais, centré. Joli revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Élagabal à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT K M AURHL - ANTWNEINOS, (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Aurhlios Antwneinos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin).


Reverse description : Le dieu d’Odessus, drapé, coiffé du kalathos debout à gauche, tenant une corne d’abondance de la main gauche et une phiale de la main droite, sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel allumé.
Reverse legend : ODHSS-EITWN, (Odhsseitwn).
Reverse translation : (d’Odessa).

Historical background



Proclaimed emperor on May 16, 218, Elagabalus, sole august until the end of June or the beginning of July, left Syria to join Rome. Elagabalus stops at Nicomedia. He spent the whole winter there and fell ill. It was therefore in this city that he took up his second consulship. Elagabal will not arrive in Rome until July or September 219, bringing the black stone of his cult to install him in his capital. He will never return to Syria, quickly assassinated after an unequaled reign of turpitude and disorder.

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