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Live auction - brm_541021 - MACRINUS Denier

MACRINUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 166 €
Maximum bid : 180 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:50:37
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: mars -juin
Date: 218
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée des deux côtés. Joli revers, finement détaillé. Buste à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


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).

Commentary


Poids léger. Denier fourré. Rubans de type 3. Revers inhabituel de la dernière émission de l’atelier de Rome.

Historical background


MACRIN

(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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