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Eastern Roman Empire

Ruler: Macrinus
Reigned: 217 - 218 AD
Denomination: AE Pentassarion
Mint: Moesia Inferior; Nicopolis ad Istrum
Date of Issue: 217 - 218 A.D.
Obverse: Laureate bust right; "AV K OΠΠEΛ CEVH MAKPEINOC"
Reverse: City walls with closed central gate: "YΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPA"
Reference: H&J, Nikopolis; Varbanov 3383 var. (obv legend)
Weight: 12.4 gms
Diameter: 26.1 mm
Comment: Nicopolis ad Istrum is in modern day Bulgaria, near Veliko Tarnovo. It was founded by Trajan in 101-106 AD.

MACRINUS (Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus)

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