(218-222 A.D.) - Silver Denarius - 19.29mm, 1.42gr (very thin
|Obverse - IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Elagabalus, his laureate, bearded and draped bust right,
a horn on his forehead.
|Reverse - INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG
Elagabalus, standing front, head left, holding club, sacrificing from a patera
over altar, a horn on the ground and a star in the field, with recumbant bull
Legend = the unconquered priest Augustus;
Refers to his role as priest of Baal.
|Minted in Rome
in 221 or 222 A.D.
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