Coin of Caesarea with busts of Macrinus and Diadumenian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 29.45 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.948

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour