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Offline Manzikert

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Macrinus, denarius 218 AD, RIC 42
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:41:04 PM »
Prompted by a recent post I thought I'd show my only Macrinus denarius.

Macrinus, 217-218 AD, Denarius, Rome mint, 1 January-8 June 218, RIC 42, RSC 92
Obv. Laur & cuir bust r., IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG round
Rev. Felicitas stg facing, head l., holding long caduceus in r hand, cornucopiae in l arm, PONTIF MAX TRP II COS II PP

Alan

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Re: Macrinus, denarius 218 AD, RIC 42
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2019, 10:03:27 AM »
A jaw dropper, especially at this size. True beauty increases upon inspection. The artist who carved the portrait made his subject into a real general. Calm, experienced, a bit wary, but alert. TFP.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Macrinus, denarius 218 AD, RIC 42
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 10:36:18 PM »
Thanks Peter: it was the portrait that hit me immediately and I hardly hestiated when offered it even though the price was quite high.

Alan