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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Syria| > RP89899
Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria, Syria
|Roman| |Syria|, |
Elagabalus,| |16| |May| |218| |-| |11| |March| |222| |A.D.,| |Antioch,| |Seleukis| |and| |Pieria,| |Syria|, On 8 June 218, at the Battle of Antioch, Elagabalus, with support of the Syrian legions, defeated the forces of Macrinus. Macrinus fled but was captured near Chalcedon and later executed in Cappadocia. Diadumenian, son of Macrinus, escaped to the Parthian court, but was captured at Zeugma and was also put to death.
RP89899. Bronze as, McAlee 784(a) (rare, same dies); BMC Galatia p. 203, 432; Waage 591 var. (wreath closed with star); cf. SNG Cop 247 (legend uncertain), SNG Munchen -, Choice VF, highlighting red earthen fill "desert" patina, well centered, nice youth portrait with Elagabalus' distinctive cheeks, well centered and struck, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 4.833g, maximum diameter 19.9mm, die axis 180o, obverse AVT KAI MAP AVP ANTΩNEINOC (clockwise from 12:00), laureate head left; reverse large S • C, ∆ E above, eagle wings open and head right below, all in laurel wreath closed at the top with a garland; rare; SOLD










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

ANTONINVSFELPIVSAVG
ANTONINVSPFELAVG ANTONINVSPIVSAVG
ANTONINVSPIVSFEL
ANTONINVSPIVSFELAVG (ALSO USED BY CARACALLA)
IMPANTONINVSAVG
IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG
IMPANTONINVSPIVSFELIX
IMPANTONINVSPIVSFELIXAVG
IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG
IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG
IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSPFAVG
IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSPIVSAVG
IMPCAESMAVRSEANTONINVSAVG
IMPCMAVRANTONINVSPFAVG
IMP M AVR ANTONIN PIVS AVG


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