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brm_914520 - MACRINUS Denier

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Price : 280.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: mars -juin
Date: 218
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,43 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Buste finement détaillé. Joli revers. Patine grise
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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 .
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Marc Opellius Sévère Macrin auguste).


Reverse legend : P M TR P - II COS P P.
Reverse description : Annona (l’Annone) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une corne d’abondance de la main gauche et des épis de la main droite, au dessous, un modius.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate iterum Consul Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la deuxième puissance tribunitienne consul père de la patrie).


Rubans de type 3. Revers inhabituel de la dernière émission de l’atelier de Rome.

Historical background



Macrin was born in 164 in Cherchell in Mauretania. He is not a senator, but a knight, of indigenous (Moorish) origin. Procurator of the "res privata" (private fund of the Emperor) of Caracalla, he then became prefect of the Praetorium from 212. After the assassination of Caracalla on April 8, 217, he was acclaimed emperor on April 11. He will never come to Rome and remains in Antioch. He deifies Caracalla, but exiles Julia Domna, who lets herself die. He takes the title of Severus to rally the supporters of the Severian family to him and gives the prænomen of Antoninus to his son, Diadumenian, promoted to Caesar. Trying to conciliate everyone, he runs into the army, which misses Caracalla. Soldiers quartered in Emesa proclaimed Elagabalus on May 16, 218. Defeated in June, Macrinus fled. Hearing of the death of Diaduménien, he tries to commit suicide by throwing himself from his chariot and is finished off by his own soldiers..

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