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Macrinus, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Deultum, Thrace
Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus, an Aethiopian king, and Cassiopeia. When Cassiopeia's boasted that Andromeda was more beautiful than the Nereids, Poseidon sent a sea monster (Cetus Aethiopicus) to ravage Aethiopia as divine punishment. Andromeda was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to sate the monster, but she was saved by Perseus. Later Andromeda and Perseus were married.
SH71489. Brass AE 24, Draganov Deultum
119 (O19/R587), SNG Bobokov
119, Varbanov II
2129 (R5), Jurukova Deultum
61, BMC Thrace
-, SNG Cop
-, F, small flan
, scratches and scrapes, Deultum
(Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, weight
9.854g, maximum diameter
23.6mm, die axis
, 11 Apr 217 - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; obverse IMP C
SEV MACRINVS AV, radiate
and cuirassed bust
right, from front; reverse
COL FL PAC DEVLT, Perseus (on right) standing left, helping Andromeda (on left) come down from a rock after saving her, Medusa's head
in his left hand, his right foot on the sea monster, Cetus
Aethiopicus, turned to stone; very rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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