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Macrinus, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Africa) and its distribution to the people. By the Code De Naviculariis, the mariners appointed to carry grain from Egypt could be executed if they did not keep the proper course; and if they did not sail in the proper season, the master of the vessel would be banished.
SH48745. Silver denarius, RIC IV 26, RSC III 47, aEF, wonderful portrait, Rome mint, weight 2.989g, maximum diameter 18.7mm, die axis 180o
, 217 A.D.; obverse IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P II COS P P (high priest, holder of Tribunitian power for two years, consul, father of the country), Annona standing left, stalks of grain in right hand over overflowing modius at feet on left, cornucopia in left; SOLD
Catalog current as of Friday, July 19, 2019.
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