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Rare Ancient Roman Coin Elagabalus Marcianopolis Grape Bunch

Rare Ancient Roman Coin Elagabalus Marcianopolis Grape Bunch Coins: Ancient photo   Category : Coins: Ancient > Roman: Provincial (100-400 AD)
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Category : Coins: Ancient > Roman: Provincial (100-400 AD)Id number: 174593
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AE 16mm (3.16grams) Rome mint
OBV./ AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right REV. / MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, bunch of grapes
Elagabalus (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, ca. 203 – 11 March 222), also known as Heliogabalus, was Roman Emperor from 218 to 222
The reverse reads Fides Exercitus, or The loyalty of the army, depicting the Roman goddess Fides between two Roman army standards
He decreased the silver purity of the denarius from 58% to 46.5% — the actual silver weight dropping from 1.82 grams to 1.41 grams
He made the whole journey in this reverse fashion, looking up into the face of his god
Sex/gender controversy
Elagabalus' sexual orientation and gender identity are the subject of much debate
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