...Who Dis ?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ominus1, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    I got this coin along with my 'snake' coin, who @dougsmit ID (raising me to 100% sure) was of Marcrinus & son provincial of Markianopolis..now with my new camera, here is this one now...its the same material as the other and i reckon might also be Marcrinus & son too, but only the shadow (and most likely, Doug)knows for sure.:) 25mm and 6.69gms..guess away or enlighten me peeps..:) unknown 001.JPG unknown 002.JPG
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Mac & Di for sure. Homonoia with patera and cornucopiae for sure. Probably Marcianopolis, especially if there is an epsilon on the reverse field. Something like this one, sold by Solidus.

  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..thank you sir!..:)..they do lQQk like a match..:)(tho mine is much more worn)
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  5. Roman Collector

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    This was the hardest attribution of a provincial Mac & Di I ever had to make. I asked the good folks here for help. You can barely see Tyche holding a rudder on the reverse.

    Macrinus and Diadumenian Marcianopolis Tyche.jpg
    Macrinus, AD 217-218, with son, Diadumenian.
    Roman provincial Æ pentassarion, 10.06 g, 25.2 mm, 12 h.
    Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis, Legate Pontius Furius Pontianus, June/Aug 217-Nov/Dec 217.
    Obv: ΑΝΤ Κ ΟΠΕΛ CΕV ΜΑΚΡΕΙΝΟC Κ Μ ΟΠΕ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC, Confronted heads of Macrinus right, laureate, and Diadumenian left, bare.
    Rev: VΠ ΠΟΝΤΙΑΝΟV ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; E in left field.
    Refs: Varbanov 1221; Moushmov 575.
  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I enjoy the variety of options on these coins of Macrinus and son. Particularly there is a variety in the relative sizes of the busts. Obviously the father was larger in life but I wonder how much care was taken to be proportional as opposed to politically correct.
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  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    My Macrinus and Son are just passing through to say Howdy !

    RI Didumenian and Macrinus 217-218 CE AE28 Markianopolis mint Serapis
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