Cilicia Aegeae Alexander




Province Cilicia
City Aegeae
Size (mm) 25
Weight (g) 11.55
Die Axis 5
Tariff -
Governor -
Ob. Leg. AVT K M OP CEV MAKPINOC KAI ΔIAΔOVMENIAN
Ob. Desc. Confronted busts of Macrinus on left, and Diadumenian on right; Macrinus radiate, draped and cuirassed, Diadumenian draped and cuirassed
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus, Caesar Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. MAKRINOVΠ M EV AΓEΩN
Rev. Desc. Wreathed head of Dionysus right; thyrsos over shoulder, grapes before
Meaning (coin) of the city of Macrinus, for people of Macedonian decent, wellborn, noble, loyal and true, of the people of Aegeae Honouring the god of wine and good times, and guardian of the spiritual wellbeing
References; Collection; SNG Levante -; SNG France 2, 2347, Mionnet Vol. 2; No.31, p.541; C/m Howgego-.
Notes: Countermarks: 2, Bust right and uncertain. The oval countermark (between M & D) is Howgego 100, described as bust right. It probably depicts Elagabalus or possibly Severus Alexander. Howgego lists 11 specimens of this countermark, 1 of which on a Macrinus/Diadumenian coin. The countermark in the rectangular punch (behind D) is probably Howgego 200, of which only 3 specimens are noted. It is described as Tyche, turreted right. Two of these three listed by Howgego are of Diadumenian. Howgego lists only one coin that combines H100 and H200.