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Coin of Marcianopolis with busts of Macrinus and Diadumenian, struck under Pontianus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus at left facing bare-headed and draped bust of Diadumenian at right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles standing right, resting on club set on rocks, lion's skin draped over club; in field at left: E. Inscription in Greek.


By 1999: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa. 17608-0479 (Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Mail Bid Sale 51, September 15, 1999, lot 833); purchased by MFA at Mail Bid Sale 51 and accessioned December 15, 1999

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218


Marcianopolis, Moesia


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 15.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

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