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Coin Type: Silver denarius of Elagabalus, 218-222 CE.
Mint and Date: Antioch, 219-220 CE.
Size and Weight: 18mm, 2.4g
Obverse: IMP ANTO-NINVS AVG
Laureate, draped bust right.
Reverse: SPEI PER-PETVAE
Spes advancing left, holding a flower and raising the hem of her skirt. Long braid.
Ref: RCV (2002) 7547, RIC IV 199
Provenance: Silenos Coins (eBay), June 2003
BW Ref: 002 026 007
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Note 1: This was bought as a "limes" coin, but under magnification it reveals crystalline patterns that show it must be darkly toned silver.
Note 2: This coin is listed on WildWinds under Elagabalus, RIC 199.
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