MACRINUS SILVER TETRADRACHM – EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE FROM CARRHAE EX PRIEUR COLLECTION – MINT STATE NGC GRADED ROMAN PROVINCIAL COIN (Inv. 14778)
ROMAN EMPIRE. PROVINCIAL ISSUE OF CARRHAE, MESOPOTAMIA, UNDER MACRINUS, AD 217-218
Silver Tetradrachm, 13.23 g, 26 mm.
Obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus right.
Rev. Eagle facing, head turned right with wreath in beak, star in upper left field, crescent between its legs.
Ex Michel Prieur Collection; Ex Robert Gait Collection, no. 718; Sotheby’s (22 March 1990), lot 86 (part of).
NGC graded MINT STATE STAR, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, with an highly detailed and exceptional portrait bust of Macrinus, the provenance noted on the holder.