Coin of Caesarea with busts of Macrinus and Diadumenian
Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea
Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 29.45 gm. Die Axis: 6
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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right facing draped bust of Diadumenian to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mt. Argaeus, with male figure standing on summit. At left near summit, star, and at right, crescent. In front, tetrastyle temple, flanked on each side by a prize crown.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.
Struck in year 2 = A.D. 217-218.
By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 183); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour