Lot 296. Bithynia, Nicaea. Macrianus. Usurper, A.D. 260-261. Æ.
Bithynia, Nicaea. Macrianus. Usurper, A.D. 260-261. Æ (22 mm, 7.04 g, 12 h). [...] MAKPIANOC CЄB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrianus right / NIKAIEΩN in exergue, octagonal walls of Nicaea with two gates. RG 867; SNG Copenhagen 543; SNG von Aulock 733; BMC 157. Very rare. Brown patina. Rough. Good fine.
The provincial coinage of Macrianus and his co-usurper brother, Quietus, is known from only Nicaea in Bithynia and from Alexandria in Egypt. This particular reverse type was struck for both brothers as well as for Gallienus.