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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 225o
, 11 Apr 217 - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; obverse IMP C M OPEL 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 and harpa in his left hand, his right foot on the sea monster, Cetus Aethiopicus, turned to stone; very rare
Catalog current as of Saturday, July 20, 2019.
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