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bpv_673097 - MACRINUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

MACRINUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien XF/AU
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 217-218
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,98 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré de frappe molle au droit, à l’usure plus importante au droit qu’au revers. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques. A été nettoyé anciennement
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Obverse description : Tête laurée de Macrin à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT K M OP SEOU MAKREINOS. - SEB, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Markos Opellios Seouhros 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 gauche, tenant une couronne dans son bec ; une étoile entre les pattes de l’aigle.
Reverse legend : DHMARC. - EX. UPATOS PP, (Dhmarcikhs Ex Upatos Patri Patridos).
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul père de la patrie).


Rubans de type 2. Dans la base TSP main tenue par Michel Prieur, cent vingt exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés.

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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