Coin of Apamea with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Bithynia, Apamea

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 25.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.421

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Macrinus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
IMP.CAES.M.OPELL.SEVER.MACRINVSPIAV
Reverse: Aeneas, wearing Hellenistic helmet and cuirass, walks right, head left, carrying Anchises who holds small globe on left arm and leading Ascanius with right hand.
COLIVLCONC APAMAVGDD

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, Dec. 9, 1982, lot 88); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour