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bpv_538108 - MACRINUS Hexassaria

MACRINUS Hexassaria XF
350.00 €(Approx. 388.50$ | 301.00£)
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Type : Hexassaria
Date: an 254
Mint name / Town : Leucas du Chrysoroas, Syrie, Coelé-Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 21,14 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais avec un manque de métal au revers à 5 heures. Beau buste de Macrin avec un petit trou derrière la tête (contremarque ?). Jolie représentation au revers. Patine noire granuleuse
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Macrin à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*01).
Obverse legend : AU K OPE MA-KREINNOS SE.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Opellius Macrin augsute).

Reverse


Reverse description : L’empereur (Macrin ou Sol) debout de face dans un quadrige, levant la main droite et un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : L-EU-KA-DIWN// DNS.
Reverse translation : (de Leucas, an 254).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection Lindgren, n° 2187, pl. 87. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire reproduit dans l’ouvrage de D. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins, (GIC., p. 280, n° 2956). Un seul ruban visible. Semble de la plus grande rareté. Ère particulière où l’an 254 correspond à 217.

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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