Denarius - Macrinus LIBERALITAS AVG; Liberalitas

Features

Country Roman Empire
(Rome)
Emperor Macrinus (217-218)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 217-218
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.4 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
References RIC IV.2# 78a,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland; 1938. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 4.2. Macrinus – Pupienus (AD 217–238). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.4.mcs.78a
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Macrinus, laureate, long bearded, draped, right.

Lettering: IMP CM OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus Augustus.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Liberalitas, draped, standing left, holding abacus in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand.

Lettering: LIBERALITAS AVG

Translation:
Liberalitas Augustorum.
Generosity of the Emperor.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 3.28–3.49 g;
Diameter varies: 19–20 mm;

Example of this type:
Münzsammlung des Seminars für Alte Geschichte, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (217-218) 

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