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ID:     721214
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     SYRIA, CYRRHESTICA
City:     Beroea
Issuer:     Macrinus
Date Ruled:     AD 217-218
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 217-218
Weight:     14.41 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Legend:     AVT K MA OΠ CE MAKPINOC CE
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
Reverse Legend:     ΔMHAPX EΞ YΠATOC Δ E
Reverse Description:     Eagle standing facing, head left, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak; to left, palm, between legs, [winged] animal facing; B-E below talons
Primary Reference:     Prieur 889 (same obv. die)
Reference2:     SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=84982
Grade:     Good VF, toned.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1214 From the Marc Poncin Collection.The reverse die is from Caracalla’s final issue from this mint, hence the legend UPATOC D, rather than the more correct A or B for Macrinus.