Aureus - Elagabalus P M TR P V COS IIII P P

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Elagabalus (218-222)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 222
Value Aureus = 25 Denarii (25)
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Gold
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 276833
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RIC IV.2# 182b,
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.182b
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Elagabalus, horned, laureate, draped, right.

Lettering: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG

Translation:
Imperator Antoninus Pius Augustus.
Supreme commander Antoninus, the pious emperor.

Reverse

Elagabalus, laureate, standing left in slow quadriga, holding branch in right hand and eagle-tipped sceptre in left hand.

Lettering: P M TR P V COS IIII P P

Translation:
Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate Quinta, Consul Quartum, Pater Patriae.
High priest, holder of tribunician power for the fifth time, consul for the fourth time, father of the nation.

Mint

Antioch on the Orontes, Syria, modern-day Antakya, Turkey

Comments

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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