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Macrinus

Marcus Opellius Macrinus
Augustus (AD 217/218)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

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


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Macrinus

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Coins of Macrinus currently available

Macrinus
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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