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MACRINUS Cinq assaria AU
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 01 August 2017 14:39:04
Type : Cinq assaria
Date: 217-218
Mint name / Town : Marcianopolis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré avec les grènetis visibles, un peu court sur la légende de droit. Beaux bustes affrontés de Macrin et de Diaduménien. Revers inhabituel
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Obverse description : Bustes affrontés de Macrin lauré, drapé et cuirassé à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière et de Diaduménien, drapé et cuirassé, tête nue à gauche, vu de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse legend : AU K OPEL SEU MAKREINOS K M OPEL ANTWNEINOS KAI (Autokrator Kaisar Oppelios Seuhros Makrinos Kaisar Markos Opollios Antwneinos Kaisar).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Opellius Sévère Macrin et César Marc Opellius Antonin césar).


Reverse description : Liberalitas (la Libéralité) debout à gauche, drapée, tenant de la main droite une tessère et de la main gauche une corne d’abondance.
Reverse legend : UP PONTIAN-OU MARKIANOPOL//ITWN/ -|E, (Upatewn Pontanou Markianopoleitwn).
Reverse translation : (Hypateon Pontanioy Marcianopolis).


Variante de légende de droit.

Historical background


(11/04/217-8/06/218) Marcus Opellius Macrinus

Macrinus was born in 164 in Cherchell in Mauretania. This is not a senator, but a knight of indigenous origin (Moorish). He was procurator of "res privata" (private fund of the emperor) of Caracalla then prefect of the praetorium from 212. After the assassination of Caracalla 8 April 217, he was acclaimed emperor on April 11. It will never come to Rome and rest at Antioch. He deify Caracalla, but exile Julia Domna who left to die. He took the title of Severus to rally supporters of the Severan family and gives the praenomen of Antoninus to his son, Diaduménien, which is promoted Caesar. Trying to reconcile everyone he encountered the army regrets Caracalla. Soldiers stationed at Emesa, Elagabalus proclaim May 16 218. Defeated in June, Macrinus fled. Learning of the death of Diaduménien, he tries to commit suicide by jumping from his chariot and was completed by his own soldiers.

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