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Macrinus, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Parium, Mysia
In Roman mythology, Romulus and Remus were the twin sons of the Vestal Virgin Rhea Silvia, fathered by the god of war, Mars. They were abandoned in the Tiber as infants. Faustulus, a shepherd, found the infants being suckled by the she-wolf (Lupa) at the foot of the Palatine Hill. Their cradle, in which they had been abandoned, was on the shore overturned under a fig tree. Faustulus and his wife, Acca Larentia, raised the children. Romulus was the first King of Rome.
RP85227. Bronze AE 23, SNG BnF 1503, BMC Mysia -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG «anakkale -, SNG TŁb -, SNG Hunt -, Weber -, aVF, nice portrait, well centered, light corrosion, Parium (Kemer, Canakkale, Turkey) mint, weight 5.905g, maximum diameter 22.7mm, die axis 225o
, 11 Apr 217 - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; obverse IMP C M OPE SEV MACRINVS, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse C G I H P (Colonia Gemella Iulia Hadriana Pariana), she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twin infants Romulus and Remus; $95.00
Catalog current as of Thursday, June 20, 2019.
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