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Why purchase this Ancient Roman Empire Silver Denarius of Elagabalus?
Twenty-fifth emperor of the Roman Empire, Elagabalus was the illegitimate son of Caracalla. Born Sextus Varius Avitus Bassianus, he took the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (the names of Caracalla), upon becoming emperor to strengthen his legitimacy to the throne. It was only after his death that he came to be known as Elagabalus, in reference to time spent as a priest of the god Elagabalus, presiding over religious rites celebrating the deity that he forced leading members of Rome's government to attend. This Silver Denarius was struck during the reign of Elagabalus, A.D. 218-222.
Dramatic imagery and details
The laureate and draped bust of Roman Emperor Elagabalus appears on the obverse, right facing, surrounded by the inscription "IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG."
The reverse features Elagabalus standing facing left clothed in priestly robes. He is portrayed holding a club in his left hand, with right arm extended bearing a patera over an altar with a sacrificial bull below, and a star in the field above. The coin is inscribed "INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG."
Stunning Choice Extremely Fine Ancient Coin
This Silver Denarius struck A.D. 218-222 for Roman Emperor Elagabalus is graded Choice Extremely Fine by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) ancient coin specialists, NGC Ancients. Equivalent to a coin graded 45 on the Sheldon Scale, this coin will exhibit complete details with visible wear on highest surfaces.
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|Year of Issue:||AD 218-222|
|Legal Tender:||Roman Empire|