Macrinus Sestertius 217-218 AD

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Roman Emperor from April 217 to June 8, 218. He reigned jointly with his young son Diadumenianus. Macrinus arranged the assassination of Caracalla and seized power.  Julia Maesa, Caracalla’s aunt, inspired Syrian Legions to revolt, and Macrinus was defeated and executed.

Obverse: IMP CAES M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PONTIF MAX TR P  COS P P around, S-C across fields, Securitas standing half left, leaning on column, legs crossed, holding sceptre.

This museum-quality reproduction was made from impressions of the original coin by Peter Rosa.

Diameter: 30 mm

Copper-plated, lead-free pewter, hand-finished patina, made in the USA.
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.


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