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Sestertius with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Bust of Macrinus, laureate, cuirassed, right. IMPCAESMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG Reverse: Fides, in long drapery, stands holding two military standards, right foot on helmet. FIDES MILITVM in exergue: SC Contorniate edge.

Provenance

By 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 28, 1971 (as from Münzhandlung Basel Liste 45, 1941, no. 185): purchased from Münzen und Medaillen AG by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; October 13, 1971: gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218

Mint

Rome (or Antioch?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 28.96 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1971.358

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins