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Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
Rare type (with an unlisted obverse legend) commemorating the departure of Elagabalus from Antioch to Rome together with the sacred stone of his cult (probably a meteorite).
RS33437. Silver denarius
, RSC III
266 var. (Rome
mint, draped bust
), RIC IV
144 var. (same), VF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight
3.097g, maximum diameter
19.2mm, die axis
, 219 A.D.; obverse
IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, from behind; reverse
SANCT DEO SOLI
ELAGABAL, slow triumphal quadriga
right carrying the Emesa
stone decorated with eagle
and surrounded by four parasols; very rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 26, 2019.
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