Coin of Marcianopolis with busts of Macrinus and Diadumenian, struck under Pontianus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Moesia, Marcianopolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1999.509

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Macrinus at left facing bare-headed bust of Diadumenian.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Apollo standing facing, head right, holding bow in left hand, right hand over head; at right, serpent coiled around tree;
In field at left: E.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1999: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa. 17608-0479 (Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Mail Bid Sale 51, September 15, 1999, lot 832); purchased by MFA at Mail Bid Sale 51 and accessioned December 15, 1999

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour