Sestertius with bust of Macrinus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Rome (or Antioch?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.52 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1998.503

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right.
Behind head: Este countermark, silver eagle.
IMPCAESMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG
Reverse: Securitas standing, scepter in right hand.
Doublestruck on reverse.
SECVRITASTEMPORVM in field: S C

Provenance

Said to be from the Weber Collection; by date unknown: H. P. Hall Collection; 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction II of the H. P. Hall Collection, November 16-17, 20-21, lot 1763); by 1952: with Col. L. S. Forrer, Ltd.; purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Col. L. S. Forrer, Ltd., January 3, 1952; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III