ROMAN EMPIRE E L A G A B A L U S 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A. RARE LAST ISSUE This coin type was issued in the final emission of coinage under Elagabalus, minted from Jan-Mar 222. During the previous year, a "horn" was added to Elagabalus' portrait, commonly believed to be a mark indicating divine status. During this last issue final emission, though, the "horn" disappeared from the coinage.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Elagabalus standing left, sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar and holding club; star to left. RIC 52; Thirion 225; RSC 213a. INDEPENDENTLY CERTIFIED & GRADED By NGC Ch XF (Choice Extremely Fine).
Ancient Roman Imperial Coin Trajan Decius Silver Double Denarius. Silver Antoninianus / double denarius. Rome mint, Struck 244 AD.
About the size of a U. Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right, seen from behind. Securitas seated left, holding scepter and resting head against hand. NGC Certified & Graded AU (About Uncirculated) bright lustrous silver, attractive fine style portrait--even nicer in hand. Incredible portrait of Philip I, sharply struck and well centered.
Early Christian writers maintain that Philip was the first Christian emperor (& Otacilia the 1st Christian Empress), an assertion which is indeed supported by some of his actions & made more likely as he came from an area where large numbers of Christians were found-born in small Arabian town called Shahba (El-Leja in southwest Syria), 45 miles southeast of Damascus in Trachonitis. All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed.
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