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Emperor Marcus Opellius Macrinus 11 April 217 - 8 June 218.
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Old Post Posted 04/10/2023  8:30 pm
My favorite detail of the portrait is the furrowed brow. To quote Shakespeare, 'uneasy is the head that wears a crown'. I believe his forehead bears witness to this perfectly.
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Emperor Marcus Opellius Macrinus 11 April 217 - 8 June 218.
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Old Post Posted 04/09/2023  5:24 pm
Macrinus served under Emperor Caracalla as a praetorian prefect. He declared himself emperor days after Caracalla being stabbed to death by a Roman soldier. He was the first emperor to come from an equestrian background. It is believed he was accepted by the senate due to the fact they disliked the often erratic Caracalla, and Macrinus having the loyalty of the army at the time.

I should have included this coin with my Diadumenian post
http://goccf.com/t/442904.


Macrinus RIC67
Obv: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG

Rev: FIDES MILITVM
3.26 grams;
Malter Galleries Auction, Nov. 15, 1992,#682


Forum: Ancient, Greek, Roman, and Medieval Coins
 
Stumbling On To Decius!
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Old Post Posted 04/08/2023  9:47 pm
Nice pickup circusmax120! I would have snatched that up in a heartbeat. Really like the detail of the portrait. Sadly I don't have one to share yet.
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Caracalla As Caesar Denarii Additions.
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Old Post Posted 04/04/2023  10:22 pm
Thanks for the informative post Palouche! Great coins, really like the reverses on both. This is my one and only Caracalla.
Caracalla 198-217, RIC 22a
AR Denarius, Rome
IMP CAES M AVR ANTON AVG
Securitas seated right holding scepter alter to right.
SECVRIT ORBIS

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Trajan Sestertius. Via Traiana.
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Old Post Posted 03/27/2023  8:52 pm
Palouche, very nice portrait indeed. Would be proud to have that in my collection.
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Marcus Opellius Diadumenian
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Old Post Posted 03/24/2023  11:58 pm
I will be taking a break from buying new coins for a little while so I thought I would share some coins I have purchased over the last few years.
Diadumenian, Denarius, Rome, AD 217-218, RIC:102



Macrinus declared himself emperor shortly after the death of Caracalla in April of 217. On 16 May 218 a revolt against him and his father was launched in Emesa by Elagabalus, whose mother, Julia Soaemias, was Caracalla's cousin. In order to put down the revolt, Macrinus led his legions to a fort at Apamea. There Macrinus elevated Diadumenian to augustus, making him co-emperor. After Macrinus was defeated by Elagabalus on 8 June 218, at the Battle of Antioch, he entrusted Diadumenian to loyal servants, instructing them to take him into the Parthian Empire, to the court of Artabanus IV, to ensure his safety. Diadumenian was captured en route in Zeugma, and executed in late June at the age of 10 years old.
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Trajan Sestertius. Via Traiana.
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Old Post Posted 03/24/2023  10:42 pm
Circusmax120, what a great portrait and coin! Thanks for sharing.
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Trajan Sestertius. Via Traiana.
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Old Post Posted 03/13/2023  9:39 pm
I definitely do not plan on taking it out of country. I will be in Europe this summer and hope to bring back a coin or two, ancient or possibly more contemporary.

I have been on the hunt for several months for a Trajan denarius. After getting outbid on several and not finding anything to my liking on some of the fixed priced websites, I purchased a Trajan As locally. Was not planning on picking up anymore non denarius Trajan coins however, could not pass on the sestertius. While not as nice as previously posted coin all legends are legible.
Trajan AE AS
RIC 434 Rome 101AD

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Trajan Sestertius. Via Traiana.
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Old Post Posted 03/12/2023  11:47 pm
Walked into lLCS and this caught my eye. I blew out my coin buying budget for awhile but, I think it was well worth it. Need to work on photography skills.
RIC II 637
32mm / 24.39g.



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No Luck Finding Reference Number For Greek Coin.
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Old Post Posted 09/04/2022  4:24 pm
Thanks! Yes it definitely looks to be one of these. I see they have an image search. Will definitely be using that next time.
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No Luck Finding Reference Number For Greek Coin.
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Old Post Posted 09/03/2022  8:30 pm
Been searching for a few days trying to find reference number for what I believe to be a Lucania, Metapontum stater. Any help would be appreciated.
19.8mm/7.6g

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Picked Up A Julia Domna Denarius And Constantine L Bronze.
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Old Post Posted 09/24/2019  6:18 pm
What do you see that concerns you? Family in Europe bought it from a dealer that guarantees all his coins. They return home in a couple of weeks.
So if there is a problem they can take it back. Weight and size seem to match other examples I looked up.
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Picked Up A Julia Domna Denarius And Constantine L Bronze.
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Old Post Posted 09/24/2019  2:29 pm
I believe the Julia Domna is RIC 373 minted in Rome. 19.4mm/ 3.12 g.



Constantine l , thinking this is RIC VII 135 minted in Trier Officina 1. Can only make out top of letters but it looks to be .ATR in exergue. 19.8 mm/3.27g.


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Leopold I 3 Kreuzer 1665 Kb
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Old Post Posted 09/23/2019  12:30 pm
Has a slight bend but overall a nice coin. Got it as a gift from mother in law in Hungary. The lighting cast a yellow hue coin is silver.

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Hungarian 1756 Kb Ducat
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Old Post Posted 08/31/2019  5:59 pm
Thought I would share this Hungarian Ducat I picked up.


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Medieval Coins Of Bohemia, Hungary And Poland Book.
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Old Post Posted 07/03/2019  3:09 pm
I went ahead and ordered the book. These coins seem to be reasonably priced at the moment. My wife is from Hungary and we travel there and surrounding areas often. Really enjoy history of region.
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Medieval Coins Of Bohemia, Hungary And Poland Book.
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Old Post Posted 07/02/2019  11:44 pm
Thinking of purchasing this book. Only two reviews on amazon, just wanted to know if anyone here has any knowledge of this book?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1...tomerReviews
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Post Your Tiny Coins!
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Old Post Posted 06/02/2019  12:25 am
HIMYARITES. ‘Amdan Bayyin, II Century AD. AR Scyphate Drachm.

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Interesting Article On Hoard Of Viking Coins Seized.
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Old Post Posted 05/31/2019  12:06 am
What a horrible website, impossible to read the article with ads constantly being jammed on it.

Jimbucks, sorry you had trouble with the site. I don't have any such problems with it. I originally saw the article on BBC news but story was only on the arrests and nothing on historical significance. I linked to this article after searching around. This had much more info on the historical background of Ceolwulf II, King of Mercia and King Alfred the Great than any other article.

Personally I would rather see coins go into the market to collectors rather than a museum that may never display them. I'm sure there are valid arguments on both sides of issue however, I just don't trust government bureaucrats to be sensible.
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Interesting Article On Hoard Of Viking Coins Seized.
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Old Post Posted 05/30/2019  1:18 pm
Looks like this could have impact on British history. Hope they display the coins soon.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/science...history.html
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