Elagabalus

218 - 222 A.D.

This teenager's big break came directly as a result of the revolt his grandmother, Julia Maesa, instigated against Macrinus. Because the army of Macrinus was ill-prepared for the sudden revolt, they were defeated and Macrinus killed. Elagabalus and his puppeteers were able to restore peace at a local level and make their way to Rome to legitimize their claim. On arrival Elagalabus quickly became hated by imposing his Syrian religion as the official state religion and forcing all the members of the Senate to follow its rituals. Add to this the scandal of his open homosexuality and marrying, divorcing and then remarrying a Vestal Virgin which was a taboo of the highest order. He gained so many enemies, in fact, that none other than Julia Maesa herself arranged to have him murdered.

AR Denarius

RIC 1f, Cohen 126 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PMTRPCOSPP - Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter, by her side, a shield.


RIC 2 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPCOSPP - Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter, by her side, a shield.


RIC 5 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPCOSPP - Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter, by her side, a shield.


RIC 5b AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSIIPP - Sol, radiate, standing left, holding right hand high in salute and whip.


RIC 8b AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRP - Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter, by her side, a shield.


RIC 8d AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRP - Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter, by her side, a shield.


RIC 12f, Cohen 139 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: PMTRPIICOSIIPP - Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter; shield balanced upright to rear of chair. Lot sold for $13 11/13/01.


RIC 13, Cohen 136 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSIIPP - Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter; shield balanced upright to rear of chair.


RIC 16, Cohen 142 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSIIPP - Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter; shield balanced upright to rear of chair.


RIC 17, 134 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSIIPP - Sol standing left, holding right hand high up in salute and whip.


RIC 19 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSIIPP - Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia. Lot sold for $27 12/16/01.


RIC 22e, Cohen 146 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSIIPP - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia. Lot sold for $37 2/28/02.


RIC 27, Cohen 151 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIIICOSIIIPP - Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and scepter; at feet, left, an eagle.


RIC 28b, Cohen 153 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: PMTRPIIICOSIIIPP - Sol advancing left, holding right hand up in salute and whip.


RIC 40b, Cohen 184 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIIIICOSIIIPP - Sol standing left, holding right hand up in salute and in other hand, a whip; * in left field.


RIC 42b, Cohen 189 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIIIICOSIIIPP - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia.


RIC 45a, Cohen 195 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIIIICOSIIIPP - Victory standing front, head left, holding diadem with both hands. A small shield on both sides.


RIC 46d, Cohen 196 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed, horned.
Rev: PMTRPIIIICOSIIIPP - Elagabalus standing left, holding patera over altar sacrificing; a 'star' in left field.


RIC 52, Cohen 213 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed, horned.
Rev: PMTRPVCOSIIIIPP - Elagabalus standing left, holding patera over altar sacrificing and a club (parazonium?); a 'star' in left field.


RIC 56, Cohen 1 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: ABVNDANTIAAVG - Abundantia empties contents of cornucopia to the left using both hands.


RIC 56b, Cohen 1 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: ABVNDANTIAAVG - Abundantia empties contents of cornucopia to the left using both hands; 'star' in left field.


RIC 59, Cohen 13 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: ANNONAAVGVSTI - Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and rudder attached to globe.


RIC 63, Cohen 19 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: CONSERVATORAVG - Abundantia empties contents of cornucopia to the left using both hands.


RIC 67e, Cohen 28 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: FIDESEXERCITVS - Fides seated left, holding an eagle, and at both sides, a standard.


RIC 68, Cohen 30 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: FIDESEXERCITVS - Fides seated left, holding an eagle, and at both sides, a standard.


RIC 71, Cohen 32 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: FIDESEXERCITVS - Fides seated left, holding an eagle, and at both sides, a standard.


RIC 73, Cohen 38 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM - Fides standing front, head right, holding standard and vexillum. Lot sold for $19 3/7/02.


RIC 78, Cohen 44 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM - Legionary eagle on vexillum between two standards, all three with shield at base.


RIC 83a AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: FORTVNAEREDVCI - Fortuna standing left holding rudder attached to globe and cornucopia.


RIC 88, Cohen 62 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: INVICTVSSACERDOSAVG - Elagabalus standing left holding patera over tripod altar, in background, a fallen bull and star in field.


RIC 90e, Cohen 66 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter, at feet left, an eagle, and behind, two standards.


RIC 91b AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter, at feet left, an eagle, and behind, one standard.


RIC 95b AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: LAETITIAPVBL - Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder on a globe.


RIC 100 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVGII - Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.


RIC 103, Cohen 86 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG. Head right, laureate, bust draped.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVGIII. Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae; in field left, star.


RIC 107, Cohen 92 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: LIBERTASAVG - Liberty standing left, holding pileus (liberty cap) and scepter of authority; * in right field.


RIC 107b, Cohen 92 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: LIBERTASAVG - Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter; a star in right field.


RIC 120e, Cohen 111 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: MARSVICTOR - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.


RIC 121b, Cohen 109 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: MARSVICTOR - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.


RIC 122, Cohen 112 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG; Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: MARSVICTOR; Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy.


RIC 122e, Cohen 112 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: MARSVICTOR - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.


RIC 122f, Cohen 112 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: MARSVICTOR - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.


RIC 123b AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: MARSVICTOR - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.


RIC 123d AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: MARSVICTOR - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.


RIC 128b, Cohen 242 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PROVIDENTDEORVM - Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia.


RIC 129f, Cohen 243 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PROVIDDEORVM - Providentia standing left, legs crossed, holding wand over globe and cornucopia; leaning on column with left elbow.


RIC 130b, Cohen 244 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PROVIDENTDEORVM - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia; leaning against column with legs crossed.


RIC 131, Cohen 246 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: SACERDDEISOLISELAGAB - Elagabalus standing right, holding club and patera over lit altar; a star in right field. Lot sold for $31 12/15/01.


RIC 137e, Cohen 260 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: SALVSANTONINIAVG - Salus standing right, feeding snake in arms, snake head right.


RIC 137f, Cohen 260 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: SALVSANTONINIAVG - Salus standing right, feeding snake in arms, snake head right.


RIC 138e, Cohen 254 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: SALVSANTONINIAVG - Salus standing right, feeding snake in arms, snake head right.


RIC 138f, Cohen 255 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: SALVSANTONINIAVG - Salus standing right, feeding snake in arms, snake head right.


RIC 139b, Cohen 261 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: SALVSANTONINIAVG - Salus standing right, feeding snake in arms, snake head right. Lot sold for $30 11/13/01.


RIC 140b, Cohen 256 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: SALVSANTONINIAVG - Salus standing right, feeding snake in arms, snake head right.


RIC 146, Cohen 276 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right (frontal and horned), draped
Rev: SVMMVSSACERDOSAVG - Elagabalus standing left, holding patera over altar and holding a branch; in field, a star.


RIC 146b, Cohen 276 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: SVMMVSSACERDOSAVG - Elagabalus standing left, holding patera over lit tripod altar and branch; "star" in field.


RIC 150b, Cohen 282 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: TEMPORVMFELICITAS - Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia.


RIC 152, Cohen 294 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: VICTORANTONINIAVG - Victory running right, holding wreath and palm.


RIC 153, Cohen 293 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: VICTORANTONINIAVG - Victory running right, holding wreath and palm.


RIC 155, RSC 291 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORANTONINIAVG - Victory running right, holding palm branch and wreath.


RIC 155f, Cohen 291 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: VICTORANTONINIAVG - Victory running right, holding wreath and palm. Lot sold for $17 3/7/02.


RIC 156b, Cohen 289 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESMAVRANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: VICTORANTONINIAVG - Victory running right, holding wreath and palm.


RIC 161, Cohen 300 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG. laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG. Victory flying left, holding diadem in both hands; on each side, a small shield; in field to left, star.


RIC 161b, Cohen 300 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory flying left, holding diadem in both hands; on each side of her, a shield; 'star' in right field.


RIC 168d, Cohen 23 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: CONSVLIIPP - Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia.


RIC 186 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: BONVSEVENTVS - Bonus Eventus standing left, holding patera over lit altar, sacrificing; left hand holding corn ears.


RIC 187, Cohen 15 AR Denarius Obv: IMPANTONINVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: CONCORDMILIT - Two standards between two vexilla.


RIC 188c, Cohen 27 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSPIVSFELAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: FELICITAS Exe: TEMP - Galley travelling right, powered by seven rowers.


RIC 199, Cohen 273 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSPIVSFELAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: SPEIPERPETVAE - Spes walking left, holding flower and raising skirt.


RIC 201a, Cohen 279 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSPIVSFELAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: TEMPORVMFEL - Felicitas standing left, holding patera and caduceus.


RIC 202, Cohen 306 AR Denarius Obv: ANTONINVSPIVSFELAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: VOTAPVBLICA - Elagabalus standing left, holding patera over tripod altar, sacrificing.


S 2122 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESANTONINVSAVG; Laureate bust right
Rev: VICTORANTONINIAVG; Victory advancing right.


AE Provincials

BMC 243v AE28 (Sido, Phoenicia) Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COLAVRPIAMETRSIDON; Temple of Asarte, Marsyus and Nike at sides of central figure of goddess Assarte.


Unattributed AE28 Obv: Laureate bust right with greek legend.
Rev: Figure with foot on captive and holding scepter. P OV in field.