Coin of Apamea with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Bithynia, Apamea

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 19.11 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.761

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, Anchises on his left arm, leads Ascanius to right.
COLIVLCONC APAMAVGDD

Provenance

By 1967: Hans von Aulock Collection, Istanbul, Turkey (SNG, von Aulock, no. 6921); by 1974: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland (auction 10, May 29, 1974, lot 257); purchased by MFA from Bank Leu, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour