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CNG 91, Lot: 492. Estimate $500.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Macrinus, with Diadumenian as Caesar. AD 217-218. Æ Pentassarion (28mm, 11.01 g, 12h). Pontianus, legatus consularis. AV K OΠΠEΛ CEVH MAKPEINOC K/ M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩ/NEINOC ΔIAΔO/[Y]MENIA, confronted heads of Macrinus right, laureate, and Diadumenian left, bare / Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus, with drapery over left arm; Є (mark of value) to right. H&J, Markianopolis -; AMNG I/1, -; Varbanov -; Pfeiffer 243 corr. (obv. legend; same dies). EF, attractive brown patina, edge slightly irregular. Rare obverse legend variety. Well struck.