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MACRINUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien MS
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 480 €
Maximum bid : 480 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:13:07
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 217-218
Mint name / Town : Beroea, Syrie, Cyrrhestica
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 13,30 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Buste de toute beauté. Revers bien détaillé. Agréable patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Niels


Obverse description : Buste de Macrin à droite, lauré, drapé et cuirassé, vu de trois-quarts en avant, les deux rubans derrière la tête (A*).
Obverse legend : AUT K. MA. OP... SE. MAKRINOS SE, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Markos Opellios Seuhros Makrinos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Opel Sévère Macrin auguste).


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, les ailes déployées, la tête et la queue tournées à gauche, tenant dans son bec une couronne feuillée, dans le champ gauche une palme ; un griffon ailé de face entre les pattes, B - E dans le champ sous les pattes de l’aigle.
Reverse legend : DHMARC. EX. UPATOS D., (Dhmarcikhs Ex Ousias Upatos D).
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois).

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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