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Macrinus Limes Denarius Maybe?

 
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 Posted 03/03/2021  3:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just picked this up without researching the coin or even making out the legend. Wanted to snatch it up before somebody else did. Thought I'd be able to do that after, but I'm having trouble making it out. I'm thinking it's Limes Denarius or an unofficial type. Come to think of it- probably a Provincial.
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03/03/2021 3:13 pm
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 Posted 03/03/2021  6:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biancasdad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Similar to this from Wildwinds:

Macrinus AD 217-218, AE17 of Nikopolis ad Istrum.

AVT KM OPELLI CEVH MAKRINOC, laureate head right.
NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR, Harpokrates, naked, standing left, holding cornucopiae
and raising right hand to his mouth.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  7:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
LOL. I had done some independent poking around, and ended up on the same coin at Wildwinds.

For comparison to some other Macrinus AE's from Nicopolis ad Istrum - obverses attached to different reverse types (at top - OP coin in center), then the same coin Kurt landed upon, for the reverse type with Harpocrates, below.

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I actually looked through Wildwinds twice and didn't put it together. The laureate head got me too excited, so I pulled the trigger thinking it was an imperial issue. I thought provincials were all bare head - good lesson learned here. But that's OK, as Denarii for this emperor (as we all know) are quite expensive. This is still a keeper.

Thanks for the help guys
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