Coin of Sardis with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Sardis

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 8.81 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.237

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Lion walking to left on club, with paw raised.
Star above. At left bee and Greek letter beta.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 256); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour