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    Macrinus. 217-218 AD. Denarius, 3.47g (12h). Rome, 218 AD. Obv: IMP C M OPEL SEV - MACRINVS AVG Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed right, with long beard. Rx: PONTIF MAX TR P II COS II P P Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt and scepter. Bust variety of BM 54B, Cohen 89 (6 Fr.), and RIC 37. Apparently unrecorded mint mule, struck from an outdated, so not surprisingly worn, reverse die. EF/VF. Toned EF.

    From the Harry Alderman Collection.

    Rare titles of early 218 on denarii, only two specimens with the Jupiter type in Reka Devnia hoard, erroneously coupled on our coin with a later obverse die: the broken obverse legend and bust seen from behind are characteristic of Macrinus' Issue 3 of Spring 218. See C. Clay, Coinage of Macrinus, Numismatische Zeitschrift 93, 1979, pp. 24-25, who knew no such mules with a TR P II COS II reverse and Issue 3 obverse.


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