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Sestertius with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Behind head: Este countermark, silver eagle. IMPCAESMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG Reverse: Securitas standing, scepter in right hand. Doublestruck on reverse. SECVRITASTEMPORVM, in field: S C


Said to be from the Weber Collection; by date unknown: H. P. Hall Collection; 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction II of the H. P. Hall Collection, November 16-17, 20-21, lot 1763); by 1952: with Col. L. S. Forrer, Ltd.; purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Col. L. S. Forrer, Ltd., January 3, 1952; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218


Rome (or Antioch?)


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.52 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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