Portraiture of Macrinus  


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Macrinus was

Preceded by Caracalla

Succeeded by Elagabalus

Father of (and co-emperor in name with) Diadumenianus



  Photos by William Storage and Laura Maish
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Born Marcus Opellius Macrinus; as Emperor in 217 CE, Imperator Caesar Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus Augustus. Macrinus is reported to have had a hand in the assassination of Caracalla on April 8, 217. He was executed in Cappadocia in June of 218 after Elagabalus was proclaimed emperor by troops.

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Defaced head in Museo Capitolino. Macrinus?


Copyright 2007 Bill Storage and Laura Maish. Created 1/26/2007


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