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Elagabalus

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Augustus (AD 218-222)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Grand nephew of Septimius Severus, Elagabalus came to the throne due to his connections as a youth. Ill suited for the job, he quickly became unpopular and many lurid stories regarding his escapades abounded. Murdered by the praetorians and replaced by his cousin Severus Alexander


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Elagabalus

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Coins of Elagabalus currently available

Elagabalus
Silver antoninianus issued AD 218/219.
Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Rev: MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy.<
Good Fine   |   AUD $75.00
Elagabalus
Silver denarius issued AD 219/220.
Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing holding rudder and cornucopiae.<
Very Fine   |   AUD $110.00
Elagabalus
Silver denarius issued AD 220/221.
Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory hovering between two shields.<
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $150.00