Denarius - Elagabalus FIDES MILITVM; Fides

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Elagabalus (218-222)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 218-222
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 276679
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RIC IV.2# 73b,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland; 1938. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 4.2. Macrinus – Pupienus (AD 217–238). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.4.el.73b
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Elagabalus, laureate, draped, right.

Lettering: IMP ANTONINVS AVG

Translation:
Imperator Antoninus Augustus.
Supreme commander (Imperator) and emperor Antoninus.

Reverse

Fides, draped, standing front, head right, holding standard in right hand and vexillum in left hand.

Lettering: FIDES MILITVM

Translation:
Fides Militum.
Loyalty of the soldiers.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 0.72–3.52 g;
Diameter varies: 16–19.9 mm;

Example of this type:
American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (218-222) 

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