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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Marcianopolis, Moesia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1999.510

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins