Macrinus was the main player behind the plot to murder Caracalla. On Caracalla's death, Macrinus was proclaimed Emperor - the first to have not been a senator. Macrinus patched up a peace with the Parthians and hurried back to Rome. However he was son toppled by the move to place Caracalla's cousin Elagabalus on the throne
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Silver denarius issued AD 217.
Obv: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing between standards.<
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