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bpv_173760 - MACRINUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

MACRINUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien XF
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 217-218
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,55 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Légère usure, flan large, beau portrait, patine sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, les ailes déployées, la tête et la queue tournées à gauche, couronne feuillée dans le bec ; entre les pattes de l'aigle, sur une ligne de terre, une étoile à huit rais.
Reverse legend : DHMARC EX UPATOS PP..
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul père de la patrie).

Commentary


Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, onze exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés. Notre exemplaire est le 1184_010.

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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