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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 430 €
Maximum bid : 430 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 14:54:24
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: octobre - décembre
Date: 217
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,10 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait de toute beauté. Revers de très haut relief et bien venu à la frappe. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés. A conservé son coupant d’origine
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 32, n° 311 (585€ + frais)


Obverse legend : IMP C M OPEL SEV - MACRINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Macrin à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Marc Opellius Sévère Macrin auguste).


Reverse legend : AEQVIT-AS AVG.
Reverse description : Æquitas (l'Équité) debout à gauche tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Æquitas Augusti”, (L'Équité de l'auguste).


Ce type pour la deuxième émission semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. La barbe de Macrin est beaucoup plus fournie.

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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