Elagabalus AE18 of Markianopolis.Telesporos, standing.Rare and interesting coin.

Ancient Coins - Elagabalus AE18 of Markianopolis.Telesporos, standing.Rare and interesting coin.
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Markianopolis AE18 Moushmov 652 of Elagabalus

Elagabalus AE18 of Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior. Laureate bust right / MARKIANOPOEITWN, Telesporos, standing facing, covered in hooded cloak. 

 Rare and interesting coin.Beautiful aple green patina. Good VF

Telesphoros is a mysterious assistant to Asclepios, the healer. He is the size of a small boy and wears a mantle, or hood, which obscures his face. He teaches the art of bringing healing forces from distant, eternal sources; and then establishing these energies inside the body of the patient. Telesphoros bears a strange resemblance to Kenny, a character in the cult animated series South Park. Kenny is always getting killed, and then coming back alive again. This is a phenomenon that the skills of ancient Telesphoros can produce!

Varius Avitus Bassianus (218-222 AD), better known as Elagabalus after the name of his god, was renamed Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to more closely be associated with his cousin Caracalla. (Rumors of Caracalla being his father were fostered in order to strengthen his claim to the throne.) As a boy he was consecrated a priest of the sun god in the great temple in Emesa. When he rose to power, he had the Stone of Emesa transported to Rome, and insisted that it be an object of public worship. His unpopularity grew as his cruelty, extravagance, and depravity alienated all segments of Roman society. The Praetorian guards assassinated Elagabalus -- only 18 years old -- and his mother Julia Soaemias in 222, and he was replaced by his cousin Severus Alexander, while the Stone of Emesa was returned to its temple in Syria.

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Quotazione: 09/30/20

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