Coin Catalogue

Macrinus 217 – 218 A.D

Macrinus was well respected in the military circles and he eventually gained the position of Praetorian Prefect under Caracalla, which was the highest military position short of Imperator (otherwise equivalent to Emperor). In the spring of 217 it is believed that Caracalla consulted a soothsayer who told him the next emperor would be Macrinus. As soon as Macrinus heard of this, he understood that Caracalla would kill him at the first chance he got just to remove any validity to the prophesy. Gaining the support of his closest guardsmen, a plot to assassinate Caracalla was put together as a preemptive strike and the assassination was carried out successfully. He was then hailed as Augustus by the army and soon after by the Senate.

But Macrinus would prove a weak leader. He had no choice but to introduce lower pay scales for the army and settled for a demeaning peace against the Parthians. This one-two punch engendered a great deal of dissatisfaction at home and abroad and gave birth to a rebellion headed by the teenager Elagalabus. Macrinus moved to quell the revolt but was defeated and forced to flee. Unluckily for him, he was found, captured and executed.

 

AU Aureus


RIC 16, BMC 30 Aureus Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPCOSPP – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. April – December 217 (Rome).



RIC 25, C 46 Aureus Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP – Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia. $23,520 2/18/02.



RIC 57, BMC 61 Aureus Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITASTEMPORVM – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.


AR Antoninianus


RIC 63, C 20a Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITASTEMPORVM – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter. $450 9/24/03.



RIC 69 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing, facing, holding two standards in each hand. $500 5/21/03.



RIC 77 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; Macrinus to left.



RIC 88e Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSPVBLICA – Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar and holding scepter. $223 2/15/02.



RIC 95, S 7325 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASTEMPORVM – Securitas seated left, holding scepter and resting head on hand; altar to left. 217 (Rome).


AR Denarius


RIC 2, C 70 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPPP – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. April – December 217 (Rome).



RIC 4, BMC 29, C 79 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPPP – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. 217-218 (Rome). $148 1/29/03.



RIC 5b, C 142a Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VOTAPVBLPMTRP – Jupiter standing, facing, holding thunderbolt and scepter; Macrinus to left. May – July 217 (Rome). $76 2/4/04.



RIC 6b, C 147 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VOTAPVBLPMTRP – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter.



RIC 15, BMC 31, S 7342 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPCOSPP – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. 217 (Rome).



RIC 22, S 7345 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPCOSPP – Fides standing, facing, holding standard in each hand. May – July 217 (Rome).



RIC 23, BMC 39, S 7343 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPCOSPP – Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar. 217 (Rome).



RIC 24, S 7347, C 61 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPCOSPP – Securitas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding scepter. 217 (Rome). $222 11/02/01.



RIC 26, S 7340 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP – Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia. December 217 (Rome).



RIC 27, S 7341, C 51 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP – Macrinus seated left, holding globe and scepter. December 217 (Rome).



RIC 32 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPCOSPP – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.



RIC 39, C 102 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP – Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia. $92 2/11/02.



RIC 46, C 98 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPIICOSIIPP – Securitas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding scepter.



RIC 49, C 137 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTPARTPMTRPIICOSIIPP – Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm.



RIC 53, BMC 59, S 7329, C 2 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. 218 (Rome).



RIC 55b, C 8 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANNONAAVG – Annona seated left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia.



RIC 59, S 7332 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITASTEMPORVM – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. 217 (Rome).



RIC 66, C 23 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing left, stepping on helmet, holding a standarad in each hand.



RIC 67c, C 23 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing, facing, stepping on helmet, holding a standard in each hand. July 217 – March 218 (Rome).



RIC 68, S 7334 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing, facing, holding two standards in each hand. 217 (Rome). $221 2/1/03.



RIC 72, C 33 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. $133 12/06/03.



RIC 73c, S 7338 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. 217-218 (Rome). $82 3/2/03.



RIC 76c, S 7337, C 37 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; Macrinus to left.



RIC 80a, C 108 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIADEORVM – Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia. March – June 218 (Rome). $200 5/21/03.



RIC 84, C 114 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSPVBLICA – Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar and holding scepter. 217-218 (Rome)



RIC 91 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASTEMPORVM – Securitas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding scepter.



RIC 92c, C 122 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASTEMPORVM – Securitas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding scepter. $117 10/31/01.



RIC 94b, C 128 Denarius Obv: IMPCMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASTEMPORVM – Securitas seated left, holding scepter and resting head on hand; altar to left.


AE Sestertius


RIC 21, C 123 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASTEMPORVM – Securitas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding scepter.



RIC 119, BMC 119, C 72 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPCOSPP – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; S C across fields. 217 (Rome).



RIC 121, BMC 113 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPPP – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. 217 (Rome).



RIC 136 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPCOSPP – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; S C across fields. 217 (Rome). $320 9/24/03.



RIC 169 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANNONAAVG Exe: SC – Annona seated left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia. $3,000 5/21/03.


AE As


RIC 154, C 90 As Obv: IMPCAESMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPIICOSIIPP – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. July 217 – 218 March (Rome). $500 5/21/03.



RIC 156, C 94 As Obv: IMPCAESMOPELSEVMACRINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXTRPIICOSIIPP – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.


 

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