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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1431
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Macrinus; Diadumenian; Rome
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  217
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  10.70
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1845. Ex. L. G. P. Messenger Collection, 1935.
BIRBI-R1431.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Macrinus, wearing laurel wreath, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Salus, seated facing l., holding sceptre in l. and feeding with out of patera in r. snake coiled around altar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CAES M OPEL SEV MAC…NVS AVC (Imperator Caesar, Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus Augustus). Reverse: VOTΛ PVBL P M YR P (Public Vow, Head of the College of Priests, Tribune). In Exergue: S C (Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 131

4 Related People

Macrinus
Roman
c.165
218
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Diadumenian
Roman
208
218
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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