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

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218

Mint: Moesia, Marcianopolis


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 15.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus at left facing bare-headed and draped bust of Diadumenian at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles standing right, resting on club set on rocks, lion’s skin draped over club. In field at left: E.
Inscription in Greek.


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 833); purchased by MFA at Mail Bid Sale 51 and accessioned December 15, 1999

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour