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Aureus with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Bust of Macrinus, laureate and cuirassed, right. IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG Reverse: Annona seated left, cornucopia in left hand, ears of grain in right above modius and ears of grain. PONTIF.MAXTRPCOSPP


By date unknown: with Leu Numismatik AG, In Gassen 20, Zurich, Switzerland (Leu auction 54, Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, Zurich, April 28, 1992, lot 284); purchased at the Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Dennis Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; May 26, 1992: purchased by MFA from Dennis Devine

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 217


Rome (probably), Italy


Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.35 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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