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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. Macrinus & Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.24.04.03 (plate coin)
Macrinus, AD 217-218
AE 28, 13.42g, 28.01mm, 0
struck under governor Furius Pontinianus
obv. AVT K OPEL CEVH MAKREINOC KM OPELL ANTWNEINOC
Confronted heads of Macrinus, laureate, r., and Diadumenian, bare-headed, l.
rev. VP PONTIANOV MARKI - ANOPOLEITWN (WN ligate)
Athena, wearing Korinthian helmet, with long chiton and aegis, std. l., resting
with l. arm on arm of throne, feeding snake which coiled around olive-tree in
front of her; the front of the throne is decorated with a winged sphinx; l.,
behind her, shield, seen from inside, the owl std. on the rim.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 736, pl. XV, 28 (1 ex., Weiss, same dies)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1174
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.24.4.3 (plate coin)
very rare, good VF, beautiful brown patina with a hint of green, exceptional rev., the nicest of this city!
added to www.wildwinds.com

The statue of Athena on the Acropolis has a helmet with a sphinx too with a griffon on each side.
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Noah  [Dec 06, 2006 at 01:12 AM]
absolutely gorgeous
gb29400  [Dec 06, 2006 at 10:08 AM]
great in such nice quality
Dave A  [Dec 06, 2006 at 01:45 PM]
Very nice. You must be happy with this coin.
areich  [Dec 08, 2006 at 09:15 PM]
5 stars are not enough for this coin.
slokind  [May 31, 2010 at 02:43 AM]
As the proud owner of two of these, I must say that your is probably the best; one thing, the preservation of the face of Diadumenian, is incomparably the best on this specimen.
Randygeki(h2)  [May 31, 2010 at 10:59 AM]
awsome!
Bruno V.  [Jul 25, 2011 at 03:10 AM]
Very nice coin, despite the ridiculous obverse