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ID:     751578
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Cius
Issuer:     Macrinus
Date Ruled:     AD 217-218
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 19
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 217-218
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     3.03 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Legend:     MAKΡINOC AVΓOVCTOC
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     KIA NWN
Reverse Description:     Thanatos as a winged nude youth standing right, resting upon inverted torch set on altar
Primary Reference:     Rec Gen - (but cf. pg. 322, 66, for the same reverse struck under Caracalla)
Reference2:     BMC Pontus -
Reference3:     SNG Cop -
Reference4:     SNG VA -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=60692
Grade:     VF, dark green patina
Notes:     Unusual numismatic depiction of Death. Thanatos (Death) is depicted in association with Eros (Love), the two sides of life.