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ID:     MDMarkAthena735
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     MOESIA INFERIOR
City:     Marcianopolis
Issuer:     Macrinus & Diadumenian
Date Ruled:     AD 217-218
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 27 Pentassarion
Date Struck:     AD 217-218
Diameter:     27 mm
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     AV K OΠEΛ CEV MAKPEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC
Obverse Description:     Head of Macrinus, laureate, head of Diadumenian, confronted
Reverse Legend:     VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAP/KIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Reverse Description:     Athena, wearing helmet and aegis standing left, on extended right hand an owl, left holding an inverted spear, shield resting against right leg. E in right field. [Shield variety]
Mint:     Markianopolis
Primary Reference:     AMNG Pick 735
Reference2:     Hristova & Jekov 6.24.4.8
Reference3:     Varbanov (E) 1169 -reverse die only
Photograph Credit:     Tom White
Special Comments:     Pontianus