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bpv_695660 - ELAGABALUS Unité

ELAGABALUS Unité XF
160.00 €(Approx. 187.20$ | 134.40£)
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Type : Unité
Date: 218-222
Mint name / Town : Emèse, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,13 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête radiée d’Élagabal à droite (O).
Obverse legend : AUT K M ANTWNINOS.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout de face, les ailes déployées, la tête tournée à gauche.
Reverse legend : MHTRO K EMISWN.
Reverse translation : (D’Emèse).

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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