Macrianus pick up.

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  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard Supporter! Supporter

    Just picked up this nice looking Antoninianus of the usurper Macrianus II (minor) and thought I'd share it here. The portrait is what drew me to this example even though the reverse legend has some flattening the overall look is good. This one will be in my top ten this year!

    Macrianus. 260-261 AD. AE Antoninianus (3.31 gm, 22mm). Antiochia mint. Obv. IMP C FVL MACRIANVS P F AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right. Rev.: SPES PVBLICA, Spes, draped, standing left, holding flower in her outstretched right hand, raising skirt with her left hand. RIC V 13; MIR 44, 1743b; RSC 13.

    Any thoughts appreciated and feel free to post your Usurpers!....
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Can't get enough of those third century usurpers...

    Macrianus, A.D. 260-261

    Type: AE antoninianus, 22 mm 3.1 grams, Antioch mint.

    Obverse: IMP C FVL MACRIANVS P F AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right

    Reverse: APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing left holding branch and resting hand on lyre set on a low column.

    Reference: RIC 6; RSC 2; Sear 10799.


  4. Jims Coins

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    EU-275 OBV.jpg EU-275 REV.jpg Bronze Coin (AE Antoninianus) minted at Antioch during the reign of MACRIANUS, Usurper in the East, between 260 - 261 A.D. Obv. IMP.C.FVL.MACRIANVS.P.F.AVG.: rad. bust, cuir. r. Rev. AEQVITAS.AVGG.: Aequitas stg. l., holding scales & cornucopia, RSCIV #1b. RICV #5. DVM #1. RCSVIII #10798.
  5. Jims Coins

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    Bronze Coin (AE Antoninianus) minted at Antioch during the reign of QUIETUS between 260 - 261 A.D. Obv. IMP.C.FVL.QUIETVS.P.F.AVG.: rad. bust, DR. r. Rev. SOL.INVICTO.: Sol stg. l., raising r. hand & holding globe in l, star in l. field. RCS #3098. RSCIV #12. RICV #10. DVM #9. RCSVIII #10829.

    EV-262 OBV.jpg EV-262 REV.jpg
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  6. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Macrianus (260 - 261 A.D.)
    Egypt, Alexandria
    Potin Tetradrachm
    O: A K T ΦIOVΛ MAKPIANOC E CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
    R: Eagle standing left, wreath in its beak.L A (regnal year = 1)
    Alexandria Milne 4056, Köln 3011, Dattari 5380, Emmett 3785; Sear 10816.
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  7. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Nice example with a great portrait!! It reminds me of the Quietus I recently obtained. I've had a Macrianus for decades but wasn't willing to pony up what it took to get a decent example of his brother. Very happy to finally have one:
    It's super dark but I can see silver highlights... I imagine yours is similar?

    Here's the Macrianus I've had for ages:

    I recently added a Macrianus from the mysterious "other mint," with portraits in a very different style. It's a rare coin (and even a rare variety - I haven't seen any others with three dots in the reverse exergue). I need to redo the auctioneer's photo:
    If anyone knows something about this other mint, I'm all ears!
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