Rare Stone of Emesa Denarius of Emperor Elagabalus - 218 AD. A rare silver denarius issued at the Antiochia mint under Emperor Elagabalus, circa 218 - 219 AD. The obverse with a youthful Elagablus, wearing laurel wreath and drapery. The legend reading: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG "Antoninus Dutiful Happy Augustus" The reverse with four horses pulling a chariot which bears the holy stone of Emesa, surmounted by an eagle and protected by four parasols. The legend reading: SANCTO DEI SOLI "The Sacred Sun God" ELAGABAL "Elagabalus" A fascinating type depicting the mysterious stone of Emesa; a meteorite worshiped at the temple of Emesa, brought to Rome upon the accesion of Elagabalus. Extremely Fine. BMC 284. RIC 195. Graded Choice About Uncirculated by NGC.
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