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Coin of Sardis with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Lion walking to left on club, with paw raised. Star above. At left bee and Greek letter beta. Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 256); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Sardis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 8.81 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.237

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins