Marcus Nonius Macrinus was a Roman general and statesman in the era of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. He served as Consul (suffectus) in 154, and several terms as proconsul thereafter. Macrinus' life was one of the inspirations for Russell Crowe's character Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 feature film Gladiator. However, while both Marcus Nonius Macrinus and the fictitious Maximus Decimus Meridius are placed in the same time period and share similarities such as being liked and well known to Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Nonius Macrinus went on to enjoy a successful career and died a wealthy man. In the movie, Maximus Decimus Meridius is portrayed with having a much different later life, losing his family and being sold into slavery.
Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Marcus Nonius Macrinus Dux Exercituum Imperatoris Marci Aurelii 12-inch figure Features: Deluxe Packaging, New Head Sculpt, KP04 Generation K Body, Theilenhofen Helm (Die-Cast), Sword / Gladio (Die-Cast), Bronzed Armour / Lorica Muscolata, Pteruges / Leather Vest, Purple Cape (Cloth), Purple Toga, Parade Closed Boots / Calcei (Leather). White Tunic Short (Cloth), White Tunic Long (Cloth), Decorated Belt (Leather + Details in Die-Cast), Parazonium / Parade Sword, Fasces / Bundle of Wooden Rods with Axe, Command Staff, Deluxe Stand
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April 8, 2013 – Review of ACI Toys 1/6 scale Warriors III Roman General (Maximus Decimus Meridius) 12-inch figure posted in my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE