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« on: February 21, 2007, 09:01:25 am »

Hello all, here is my new Elagabalus denarius, reverse MARS VICTOR. Enjoy, and as always, all comments are welcome.

Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D., Rome.
OBV: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
REV: MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy; drapery flowing behind.

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 09:25:43 am »

A nice coin indeed! Look at the chlamys of Mars and how it waves around his hips!

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2007, 09:38:17 am »

 
    Congrats Andrew!
 
  A lovely den. to be sure…
  To be utterly subjective, I much-prefer that sort of portrait for Elagabalus – where he looks more ‘Severan’ so to speak.
  &nd it is indeed a nice, muscular, martial-looking Mars!
 
  ( Whoever cares for those scrawny Hercules/Mars types? ).
 
  A nice coin!
 
  Best,
  Tia
 
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 11:15:28 am »

Interesting coincidence, I just got one denarius of Elagabal myself (funny but I did not have one before). Here it comes,ready to join also my Gallery files Smiley
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