These pages relate my collection (and others) of Roman provincial coinage of Diadumenian.
While most reference works examining the output of Roman provincial coinage usually consider the mint as the axel around which other factors turn, that was not an approach which appealed to me, as my interest lay in examining the iconography of Diadumenian across the Roman influenced world. Published works are, of course, invaluable and where appropriate have been referenced, but these references are disparate and it is expensive to obtain a complete listing for Diadumenian from current sources as there are often only a few relevant coins in each publication. Therefore, within this site, I have given previous published references where possible. Increasingly, reference material is available online and freely accessible and these sources have also been used extensively. Quality control with online sources can be an issue but with care and attention a great deal of information can be gleaned there.
There are no silver coins in the collection but the section on mints has included any which issued only silver.
I have not attempted to place values on any of the coins as there are freely available online sources which will give better and more current guidance in this area. Generally speaking, good quality examples from the non Moesia Inferior or Thracian Provinces are scarce or rare, and values would be comparable to other similar scarce coins of those mints.
It should be obvious, but I will re-iterate that nothing is for sale - however I am always interesting in acquiring examples to fill in the gaps or upgrade. I think I have permission to use all the pictures which are not my own but if I have overlooked one please let me know.
A brief background to Diadumenian and his bronze provincial coinage
References used and consulted
Links to other useful sites
Other coins in the collection
Roman Provincial Coinage containing a portrait of Diadumenian
Provinces and mints
Many regional mints issued coins bearing Diadumenian's portrait. The following list is an comprenhensive one that covers every mint currently known (to me) to have issued such coins. The vast majority of these are bronze, though the eastern province of Syria issued a large volume of silver. These are beyond the scope of these pages but acknowledgement of their contribution is given. There are undoubtedely other examples that I am unaware of so if you know of any (particually if you have a picture) please let me know. It can be difficult, particually for the Moesia Inferior mints, to quantify what exactly is a 'type'. There are sometimes subtle differences in the design of the reverse that some may class as varients, others may class as a different type. Here, for example, for Marcianopolis 5 assaria issues I have divided the obverse types into three, Macrinus - Diadumenian heads; Macrinus - Diadumenian busts; amd Diadumenian - Macrinus busts. When cataloguing these coins by reverse I have tried to be reasonably consistent and only used substantive differences to distinguish. It is possible, with all these coins, to become familiar with the actual dies used so a mere die difference does not constituent a different type but is of interest none-the-less.