Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Macrinius

Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Macrinius "Time of security"

Code: 11887

£375.00 Approx $515.82, €439.11
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Macrinius, minted in Rome between 217 - 218 AD. 

Obverse:  IMP CM OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus, emperor (Augustus)" Bust of Macrinus, laureate, cropped bearded, draped, cuirassed, right.

Reverse:  SECVRITAS TEMPORVM, "Time of security" Securitas standing facing, head left, leaning on a column to right and holding sceptre.

This is a superb coin, well struck and with a strong and bold portrait of this soldier emperor, easily EF.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 217 - 218 AD 

SIZE: 18.92mm dia

WEIGHT: 2.73 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC IV 92b; RSC 122c.

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Reims, France.