Coin of Caesarea with busts of Macrinus and Diadumenian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 24.66 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1442

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus at left facing draped bust of Diadumenian.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mt. Argaeus with nude figure holding globe and sceptre on summit.
Below, tetrastyle temple flanked each side by a prize crown.
In field left, star, right, crescent.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour