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ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus, denarius, RIC IV 188
Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
SH33430. Silver denarius, BMCRE V277 - 278 var (obverse legend), RSC III 27 ff var (same), RIC IV 188 var (same), EF, Antioch mint, weight 3.381g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse FELICITAS TEMP, galley with sail right, containing eight rowers and pilot holding rudder, acrostolium and standard at stern, sail or standard at prow; the finest example of the type FORVM has seen and a rare obverse variety (full spelling for FELIX instead of FEL)
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srukke  [May 17, 2010 at 01:32 AM]
Very nice.
Tibsi  [Jul 31, 2010 at 10:18 AM]
Noah  [Dec 14, 2010 at 08:26 PM]
I really appreciate how this portrait closely resembles his marble bust...this could easily be in the "Portrait Gallery" as well!
Lloyd T  [Dec 15, 2010 at 03:43 AM]
Very impressive. Worth all of five stars plus!
neander  [Jan 28, 2011 at 04:51 PM]
Very amazing strike & really rare for our days variant with full FELIX title!
*Alex  [May 23, 2011 at 08:36 PM]
Wow! I love the galley too.
dupondius  [Jun 18, 2011 at 01:00 PM]
Fantastic Style!
Antonivs Protti  [Jun 21, 2011 at 03:47 AM]
very attractive