ELAGABALUS Gay Emperor Ancient Silver Roman Coin Fides TRUS T w Eagle i21259
Item: i21259 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Elagabalus – Roman Emperor: 218-222 A. Silver Denarius 20mm (3.09 grams) Rome mint: 218-219 A. Reference: RIC 68 IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right. FIDES EXERCITVS, Fides seated left holding eagle and standard, another standard before. In Roman mythology , Fides (“trust”) was the goddess of trust. Her Greek equivalent was Pistis. Her temple on the Capitol was where the Roman Senate kept state treaties with foreign countries, where Fides protected them. She was also worshipped under the name Fides Publica Populi Romani (“trust towards the Roman state”). She is represented by a young woman crowned with an olive branch, with a cup or turtle , or a military ensign in hand. She wears a white veil or stola; her priests wear white. Rome’s second king, Numa Pompilius instituted a yearly festival to Fides, and directed the priests to be borne to Her temple in an arched chariot drawn by two horses and should conduct Her services with their hands wrapped up to indicate protection. Elagabalus pronounced El-uh-GAB-uh–lus, c. 203 March 11, 222, also known as Heliogabalus or Marcus Aurelius Antoninus , was a Roman Emperor of the Severan dynasty who reigned from 218 to 222. Born Varius Avitus Bassianus , he was Syrian on his mother’s side, the son of Julia Soaemias and Sextus Varius Marcellus , and in his early youth he served as a priest of the god El-Gabal at his hometown, Emesa. Upon becoming emperor he took the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, and was called Elagabalus only a long time after his death. In 217, the emperor Caracalla was murdered and replaced by his Praetorian prefect , Marcus Opellius Macrinus. Caracalla’s maternal aunt, Julia Maesa , successfully instigated a revolt among the Third Legion to have her eldest grandson, Elagabalus, declared as emperor in his place. Macrinus was defeated on June 8, 218, at the Battle of Antioch , upon which Elagabalus, barely fourteen years old, ascended to the imperial power and began a reign that was marred by infamous controversies, to put it mildly. Jupiter , head of the Roman pantheon , with a new god, Deus Sol Invictus , and forced leading members of Rome’s government to participate in religious rites celebrating this deity, which he personally led. Amidst growing opposition, Elagabalus, only 18 years old, was assassinated and replaced by his cousin Alexander Severus on March 11, 222, in a plot formed by his grandmother, Julia Maesa, and members of the Praetorian Guard. Elagabalus developed a reputation among his contemporaries for eccentricity, decadence, and zealotry which was likely exaggerated by his successors and political rivals. This propaganda was passed on and, as a result, he was one of the most reviled Roman emperors to early historians. For example, Edward Gibbon wrote that Elagabalus abandoned himself to the grossest pleasures and ungoverned fury. ” “The name Elagabalus is branded in history above all others” because of his “unspeakably disgusting life, wrote B. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? You will be quite happy with what you get with the COA; a professional presentation of the coin, with all of the relevant information and a picture of the coin you saw in the listing. Is there a number I can call you with questions about my order? When should I leave feedback? Once you receive your order, please leave a positive. Please don’t leave any negative feedbacks, as it happens many times that people rush to leave feedback before letting sufficient time for the order to arrive. The matter of fact is that any issues can be resolved, as reputation is most important to me. My goal is to provide superior products and quality of service. The item “ELAGABALUS Gay Emperor Ancient Silver Roman Coin Fides TRUS T w Eagle i21259″ is in sale since Tuesday, March 5, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Ruler: Elagabalus
- Composition: Silver