Aureus with bust of Macrinus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 217


Mint: Italy, Rome (probably)

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.35 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1992.203

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Macrinus, laureate and cuirassed, right.
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Reverse: Annona seated left, cornucopia in left hand, ears of grain in right above modius and ears of grain.
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Provenance

By date unknown: with Leu Numismatik AG, In Gassen 20, Zurich, Switzerland (Leu auction 54, Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, Zurich, April 28, 1992, lot 284); purchased at the Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Dennis Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; May 26, 1992: purchased by MFA from Dennis Devine

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour