Elagabalus, AD 218 to 222, AE 17 from Nicopolis ad Istrum

Ancient Coins - Elagabalus, AD 218 to 222, AE 17 from Nicopolis ad Istrum
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Elagabalus, AD 218 to 222

Denomination : AE 17. Mint  : Nicopolis ad Istrum in Moesia Inferior.

Size : 16.2 x 16.7 mm. Weight : 2.55 grams.

Reference : Varbanov-2998 variety, BMC-73 variety.

Grade : XF with a very dark (almost black) patination. The portrait has more detail in the hair than the images suggests, and there is some encrusting dirt which could be removed with a very careful mechanical cleaning.

Obverse : Head of Elagabalus right, with Greek inscriptions naming him around.

Reverse : Cluster of grapes hanging from a vine, with Greek inscriptions naming Nicopolis ad Istrum around.

In spots the patination has a very high gloss that almost looks silvery, but in fact is just a very reflective black.

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Rates for: 01/22/18

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