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bpv_730544 - MACRINUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

MACRINUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 217-218
Mint name / Town : Édesse, Commagène
Metal : billon
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,07 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exempaire sur un petit flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Macrin. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse description : Tête laurée de Macrin à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AU - K M OP SEU MAKREINOS SE., (Autokratoros Kaisaros Markos Opellios Seuhros Makrinos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Opel Sévère Macrin auguste).


Reverse description : Aigle debout de face, les ailes déployées, la tête tournée à droite, tenant dans son bec une couronne ; petit temple entre les pattes de l’aigle.
Reverse legend : DHMARC. EX. UPATOS, (Dhmarcikhs Ex Upatos).
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul).

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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