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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
Place made: Rome
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.
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
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