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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 180o
, 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, August 18, 2019.
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