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Triton XV, Lot: 1376. Estimate $500.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Macrinus, with Diadumenian as Caesar. AD 217-218. Æ Pentassarion (27mm, 15.08 g, 12h). Pontianus, consular legate. AVT K ΟΠEΛΛI CEV MAKPEINOC K M ΟΠEΛΛI ANTΩNEINOC, confronted busts of Macrinus right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Diadumenian left, bareheaded and draped / VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN, Hermes standing facing, head left, with drapery over left arm, holding purse in extended right hand and caduceus in left; E (mark of value) to right. H&J corr. (obv. legend; same obv. die as illustrations); Varbanov 1191 var. (bust types and positioning of busts reversed). EF, brown patina, reverse die break at Hermes’ knees. Good portraits.