Holy Macrin-oni-us! or Where does he get these wonderful holes???

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  1. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    I recently came across a fun lil holed denarius of an emperor that I didn't have in silver, made my usual po boy low ball offer and they excepted it!
    Admittedly I do like holed coins adding to the stories my mind comes up with on the journey that coin had taken before arriving in my grubby grubbers.
    A couple points of interest on this one;
    The entry hole on the obv appears almost square. Making me think this was done in antiquity with an old hammered nail...though the reverse exit wound isn't as round.
    The reveres is really what sold me on this one. Very worn and holed, it was hard to identify due to the uniqueness of Salus seat and the groovy snake coming out of the hole...I mean altar!
    As everyone always says (double so in this type of worn condition) in hand it really does shine. It was just fun enough and surprisingly cool enough once received that I though this little scrub merited its own thread...Check it out!

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    MACRINUS
    (217-218). Denarius. Rome 4.0 g 19 mm.
    Obv: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG.
    Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P.
    Salus seated left with patera, feeding serpent rising from altar.
    RIC 23.holed

    My old Macaroni-us:

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    Macrinus
    11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Parium, Mysia
    AE 23, SNG BnF 1503 var. A on rev.BMC Mysia -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG Çanakkale -, SNG Tüb -, SNG Hunt -, Weber -, aVF, well centered, some corrosion and light pitting, 6.787g, 22.6mm, 225o, Parium (Kemer, Canakkale, Turkey) mint, IMP C M OPE SEV MACRINVS, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse C G I H PA (Colonia Gemella Iulia Hadriana Pariana) curving above, final A in exergue, She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twin infants Romulus and Remus ; very rare

    Please post your holed coins, Macrinus coins or anything you think adds to the thread!
     
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  3. Joseph_8314

    Joseph_8314 Member

    0FEEE968-56D8-441A-8FB7-410BC3E7504E.jpeg 4A861422-E096-4A7D-8174-F40EB4C82846.jpeg Macrinus AE26 from Gabala, 217-218. AVT K M OΠ MAKΡEINOC / ΓABAΛEωN. BMC 20.
     
  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    HOS

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    RImp Spain Lepida-Clesa Lepidus - mon C Balbus L Porcius Colonia Victrix Ivlia Lepida Victory - Bull holed RPI 262 plate 19

    Lepidus was Consul with Caesar in 46 BCE
    Lepidus was a Triumvir with Octavian and Marc Antony 43-36 BCE


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    Arcadius, AD 395-408
    AR Siliqua, 16mm, 1.1g, 12h.
    Obv.: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG; Pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev.: VIRTVS RO-MANORVM; Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe and reversed spear.
    Mint MDPS, struck in Milan in 402,
    Ref: RIC1227
    From the Doug Smith Collection, #2829


    MACARONI-US

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    RI Macrinus 217-218 AE25 CE Facing Quadriga
     
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I'd put that on my famous Holey Coin Hat. And I don't say that about every old holey. [​IMG]
     
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Here is the only Macrinus I have owned. Æ25, Marcianopolis.

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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I could bury your thread in holey coins.

    Don't believe me? Click here and keep scrolling down. That's only a partial list.

    However, I'll post two of the few ancient holeys.

    Zeno (emperor of the East, A.D. 476-491). AV Solidus. Thessalonica, A.D. 476 or later.

    My only Eliasberg-pedigreed coin.

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    (This must have been a "junkbox" item for the likes of Eliasberg. Haha.)

    Then there's the ginormous Byzantine follis from a $20 pick bin.


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  8. tenbobbit

    tenbobbit Supporter! Supporter

    Sorry , no holed coins but here is a well placed centration dimple
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    Macrinus, Nikopolis ad Istrum

    And the latest addition to my Macrinus family

    Macrinus, Capitolias, Decapolis

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    Picture courtesy of www.romanumismatics.com
     
  9. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    A recent purchace, Macrinus with a huge beard. Berytus Macrinus.jpg
    PHOENICIA, Berytus. Macrinus. 217-218 AD. Æ 25mm (9.56gm). Laureate head right / COL IVL AVG FEL, B-ER in exergue, Poseidon holding dolphin and trident, right foot on rock, standing left within hexastyle temple. BMC Phoenicia 167; SNG Copenhagen 113.
     
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    *pow*

    *ow!*

    Good shootin', Tex! You got 'im!

    :facepalm:
     
  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..this is, i believe, Marcrinus & Diadumenian provincial, but no hole...i do, however, have several holed Holy Roman emperors coins in the Habsburg line
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  12. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    This is the only Macrinus coin I have left: A Tet from Cyrrhestica, Beroea, 14.80 gm, 26 mm. This coin wasn't a "junk box special" :smuggrin:.

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  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    MACRINUS
    Pentassarion AE28
    OBVERSE: AVT K OPEL CEVH MAKREINOC K M OPEL ANTWNEINOC - confronted busts
    REVERSE: VP PONTIAN-OV MARKIANO/ POLIT, Coiled serpent with radiate head
    Struck at Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Magistrate Pontianus; 217 - 218 AD
    12.6g, 28mm
    Hr & J (2012) 6.24.22.6

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    MACRINUS
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate & cuirassed bust with short beard right
    REVERSE: PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P, Securitas standing left, holding scepter & leaning on column
    Struck at Rome, 217 AD
    3.15, 20mm
    RIC 24, RSC 62, BMC 40

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    MACRINUS
    AE 26
    OBVERSE: AVT K M OPEL CEVH MAKPINOC, laureate head right
    REVERSE: UP AGRIPA (sic) NIKOPOLITWN PROS ISTRWN, Aequitas standing right, holding scales and cornucopiae
    Struck at Nikopolis ad Istrum, 217 AD
    10.2g, 26mm
    Moushmov 1243
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    MACRINUS
    AE 26
    OBVERSE: ΑΥ Κ ΟΠΕΛ ΣΕΥ ΜΑΚΡΕΙΝΟΣ Κ Μ ΟΠΕΛ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΣ Κ, laureate head of Macrinus right facing bare headed head of Diadumenian left
    REVERSE: ΥΠ ΠΟΝΤΙΑΝΟΥ ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩ/Ν, Artemis, huntress, advancing r., reaching for an arrow in quiver at shoulder and in her l. hand holding a bow; below a hound. E to centre l
    Struck at Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, 217 - 218 AD
    10.4g, 26mm
    Moushmov 532
     
  14. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    I never knew Macrinus was such a holy man....

    Ok, that was a pretty pitiful attempt at a joke.
     
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  15. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

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    ehh, made me chuckle. But then again, I am highly susceptible to Dad jokes.
     
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  16. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..ahaha...i was thinking "no badoom tish" on that one..><
     
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  17. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    When you tire of round holes, try some free form ones.

    Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, Stratonicaea with countermark removed.
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    This Augustus was holed with an iron nail, part of which remains.
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    This Gordian retains some of its bronze nail.
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    Ditto for Trebonianus Gallus:
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    My most recently acquired hole is just a boring round hold filled with ordinary dirt. It is in an Alexandrian diobol of Antoninus Pius ex. X6 collection.
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  18. randygeki

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  19. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Very neat square/round hole example, @Ryro.

    One hole...
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    Two holes...
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    A hole and a half...
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    And, yeah, this guy...
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  20. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    This is my latest Macrinus, a provincial (of course!):

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    Macrinus and Diadumenian, AD 217-218.
    Roman provincial Æ Pentassarion, 12.06 g, 26.5 mm, 6 h.
    Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis, Legate Pontius Furius Pontianus, June/Aug 217-Nov/Dec 217.
    Obv: ΑΝΤ Κ ΟΠΕΛ CΕV ΜΑΚΡΕΙΝΟC Κ Μ ΟΠΕ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC, Confronted heads of Macrinus right, laureate, and Diadumenian left, bare.
    Rev: VΠ ΠΟΝΤΙΑΝΟV ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Athena wearing helmet and aegis, standing left, holding owl and inverted spear; E in right field.
    Refs: AMNG I 734v.; Hristova & Jekov 6.24.4.7; Varbanov 1170a; BMC 30v.; Moushmov 537; Wiczay 2148v.
     
  21. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

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