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

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218

Mint: Moesia, Marcianopolis


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 8.54 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus at left facing draped, cuirassed bust of Diadumenian at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor, in short tunic, standing to left, holds spear in left hand and in right Victory on a globe. Right foot on prow (?).
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field at left.


By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour