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CNG 91, Lot: 493. Estimate $750.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Macrinus, with Diadumenian as Caesar. AD 217-218. Æ Pentassarion (27mm, 14.87 g, 1h). Pontianus, legatus consularis. Confronted busts of Macrinus right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Diadumenian left, bareheaded and draped / Apollo standing left, holding palm branch over lit altar and leaning on tripod; E (mark of value) to left. H&J, Markianopolis (this coin illustrated); AMNG I/1, 727; Varbanov 1150 (but this coin incorrectly illustrated as 1148). Near EF, dark brown patina, flan crack. Wonderful rendering of Apollo.