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Denarius of Elagabalus

Silver denarius, 19mm, 3.00gm, issued AD 219. Rome mint.

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust facing right.

Rev: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm.

References: see Sear 7553, RIC 156, RSC 289a.


RIC suggests the reverse of this issue is "a covert slur on Macrinus and his son as dynastic interlopers". The year before (217) Elagabalus, the cousin of Carcalla defeated the usurper Marcinus. The "Antonine" dynasty was re-established.

1811NBL4803a   |   Extremely Fine   |   AUD 200   |   currently unavailable