stands perfectly at her ease, with legs crossed and leaning on a column, clearly relaxed, having nothing to fear. was praised for restoring security by eliminating the fratricidal son of Severus, long feared as the most cruel tyrant of , beloved only by a venal soldiery, whom his largesses had enriched.
SH77277. Silver , 92b, 80, 122c (Antioch), 32 var. (draped, no ), 7365, EF, nearly as struck, light tone on luster, portrait, , small edge cracks, 3.140 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, mint, IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate and right; (time of security), standing facing, left, in right hand, left leg crossed in front of right, leaning with left forearm on column; $450.00 (€400.50)
This coin is dedicated to the goddess for her quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance.SH77610. Silver , 22A (R), 60, 38, 7345, -, gVF, excellent portrait, on a full , 3.676 g, maximum 21.0 mm, 180o, mint, 217 A.D.; IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate right, from front; TR P (high priest, tribune of the people, consul, father of the country), Militum standing slightly left, right, right foot on helmet, holding two flanking standards, one in each hand; ; $350.00 (€311.50)
The curule chair was for magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of a throne, it might be given as an to foreign kings recognized formally as a friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the , the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.SH84922. Silver , 27 (S); 21 (Antioch); 51a (Antioch); p. 502, 47; 7341, gVF, and struck, excellent , light , small edge crack, 3.327 g, maximum 20.1 mm, 0o, mint, Dec 217 - 218 A.D.; IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; II (high priest, tribune of the people for two years, consul, father of the country), seated left on curule chair, togate, globe in right hand, short transverse in left hand; ; $260.00 (€231.40)
The same types with the same legends may have been minted for at both and Antioch. Some examples with a short beard and younger are clearly of the of (and probably look little like who was in the east). Some, but probably not all, examples with a longer beard and older features were probably minted at Antioch. RIC does not attempt to distinguish between the products of the two mints.RS73902. Silver , 24b; 62; p. 501, 40; 19; 7347, VF, , very dark thick , perhaps debased silver, 2.495 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 0o, Antioch (or ?) mint, Jan 217 A.D.; IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate right; TR P (high priest, tribune of the people, consul, father of the country), standing facing, left, legs crossed, long vertical in right, resting left arm on column; $140.00 (€124.60)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Beroea, Cyrrhestica,
Aleppo is called Halab in Hittite documents of the second millennium B.C. The city opened its gates to Alexander after the Battle of Issus. Seleucus built a new city nearby and named it Beroea. Saint Paul records that his preaching at Beroea was a great success. The city was sacked by the Persians in 540, and captured by the Muslims without a fight in 637.
RY75674. Silver , 892; 85; cf. p. 132, 19 - 20 ( from front); 1861 (same); -; -; -, aVF, 12.848 g, maximum 25.7 mm, 180o, Cyrrhestica, Beroea (Allepo, ) mint, 11 Apr 217 - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; AYT K MA OΠ CE MAKPINOC CE, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; ∆HMAPX EΞ YΠATOC ∆ (tribune of the people, consul for the 4th time), standing front, wings spread, and tail left, in beak, B - E divided by winged and horned lion-like animal standing facing below; ex ; $95.00 (€84.55)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
Istros was the ancient Thracian name for the Danube, Europe's second-longest river.RP77985. Bronze AE 26, 18.104.22.168 (R4, same dies), 3467 (R4), p. 48, 48, I/I 1761, -, F, , light encrustations, light corrosion, 10.298 g, maximum 25.8 mm, 0o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, 11 Apr 217 - 8 Jun 218; AVTK M OΠEΛΛ CEV MAKPINOC, laureate and right, from behind; VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN, ΠPOC IC (ending in ), youthful river-god Istros reclining left, nude to the waist, around hips and legs, right elbow rests on right leg, right hand rest on prow on his far side, left hand rests on toppled vase behind, from which water flows; struck under the consular legate Statius Longinus; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $30.00 (€26.70)
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