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Macrinus, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
Macrinus was Praetorian Prefect for Caracalla but arranged Caracalla's assassination and seized power. He and his son were accepted by the senate. The Syrian legions, inspired by Julia Maesa, Caracalla's aunt, revolted after he concluded an unfavorable peace with the Persians. He was defeated and executed.
SL84525. Orichalcum sestertius
, RIC IV
139 (S), BMCRE V
120 var. (also draped, noted), Cohen IV
66 71, SRCV II
7386, Hunter III
-, Ch VF
, strike 5/5, surface 5/5 (4373010-005), lovely mahogany tone with lighter tones on the high points, Rome
20.5g, maximum diameter
31mm, die axis
, 11 Apr 217 - 31 Dec 217 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES
SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust
right, from the front; reverse PONTIF MAX
TR P COS P P
(high priest, holder of Tribunitian power, consul, father of the country), Felicitas
standing facing, head
left, long caduceus
in right hand, cornucopia
in left hand, drapery over left arm, S - C
) flanking across field
below center; NGC Certified, ex Stacks-Bowers; SOLD
Catalog current as of Friday, February 23, 2018.
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