Elagabalus 218 - 222 AD
Silver antoninianus, 21 mm, 3.22 gm.
Struck 218-219 AD.
Elagabalus was born in Emesa, Syria. He was a priest of the sun god Baal. His extreme devotion to the god and his unpopular marriage to a Vestal Virgin insured his assassination, planned by his grandmother, Julia Maesa, he was 17.
RIC 122, RSC 113, BMC 17.