|Jul 3, 2006, 06:24 PM||#1|
Elagabalus VICTORIA AVG
Hello all, I recently purchased this coin (my very first Elagabalus!!!! ). I would like to know if there is any interesting info about this type, historical significance, etc.
Also, I tried to do a Wildwinds search for this coin type, and all came up as RIC 161, with star in right field. Well, obviously, mine has the star in the left field. Is this a variant of RIC 161, or does it have its own number?
AR denarius, 218-222 AD , Rome mint
Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory flying left holding wreath, small shield to each side , star left.
I think I have a correction to the seller's attribution. It appears that Victory is holding some sort of ribbon, not a wreath. I think I have seen it described somewhere as a diadem. If someone could look this coin up and get me all the details it would be great!
Always looking for nice coins of the Severans, Gordian III, Gallienus, and the Gallo-Romans!
Last edited by ancientcoins : Jul 3, 2006 at 08:58 PM.