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Coin of Apamea with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Bust of Macrinus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMP.CAES.M.OPELL.SEVER.MACRINVSPIAV Reverse: Aeneas, wearing Hellenistic helmet and cuirass, walks right, head left, carrying Anchises who holds small globe on left arm and leading Ascanius with right hand. COLIVLCONC APAMAVGDD

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, Dec. 9, 1982, lot 88); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218

Mint

Apamea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 25.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.421

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins