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Coin of Tripolis with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Counterstamp at right: head to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Leto, veiled, carrying twins on her shoulders. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Liste 333, April 1972, no. 38); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, May 9, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tripolis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 23.89 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1973.220

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins