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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Roman Coins| ▸ |The Severan Period| ▸ |Diadumenian||View Options:  |  |  | 

Diadumenian, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D.

Diadumenian was the son of Macrinus and made Caesar at the age of nine in 217 A.D. and Augustus in 218. After his father's defeat he fled towards Parthia but was overtaken and executed.

Diadumenian, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., Antioch, Syria

|Antioch|, |Diadumenian,| |Mid| |May| |-| |8| |June| |218| |A.D.,| |Antioch,| |Syria||AE| |19|
Richard McAlee notes that Δ E probably abbreviates Δ EΠAPCEIΩN, meaning "of the four eparchies.
RY112990. Bronze AE 19, McAlee 745(a) (Scarce); Waage 575; SNG Cop 7 235 var. (star closes wreath); BMC Galatia p. 201, 408 - 411 var. (same), aVF, green patina, highlighting earthen deposits, porosity, weight 3.933 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, as caesar, 11 Apr 217 - mid May 218 A.D.; obverse KAI MO Δ ANTΩNEINOC CE, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right, from the front; reverse large SC, Δ above, E below, all within laurel wreath closed at the top with a diamond; scarce; $80.00 (75.20)


|Diadumenian|, |Diadumenian,| |Mid| |May| |-| |8| |June| |218| |A.D.||denarius|
In 217, the Colosseum was badly damaged by a fire started by lightning, which destroyed the wooden upper levels of the amphitheater.
SH56859. Silver denarius, RSC III 3, BMCRE V 88, RIC IV 102.2a (S), BMCRE V 88, SRCV II 7449, Hunter III 2 var. (also cuirassed), EF, excellent portrait, fantastic rainbow toning, weight 3.927 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, as caesar, 11 Apr 217 - mid May 218 A.D.; obverse M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, bare-headed and draped right, seen from the front; reverse PRINC IVVENTVTIS (Prince of Youth), Diadumenian standing slightly left, head right, in military dress, standard in right, short scepter in left, two grounded standards behind on right; ex Dorotheum; scarce; SOLD


|Diadumenian|, |Diadumenian,| |Mid| |May| |-| |8| |June| |218| |A.D.||denarius|
In 217, the Colosseum was badly damaged by a fire started by lightning, which destroyed the wooden upper levels of the amphitheater.
SH91315. Silver denarius, RSC III 3a, RIC IV 102.2a (S), SRCV II 7449, BMCRE V 88 (seen from front), Hunter III 2 var. (same, also cuirassed), FDC, full boarders centering, bold strike, toned, flow lines, small closed edge crack, weight 3.149 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, as caesar, 11 Apr 217 - mid May 218 A.D.; obverse M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, bare-headed and draped right, seen from behind; reverse PRINC IVVENTVTIS (Prince of Youth), Diadumenian standing facing, bare head right, wearing military garb, standard in right hand, short scepter in left hand, two grounded standards to right; scarce; SOLD


|Diadumenian|, |Diadumenian,| |Mid| |May| |-| |8| |June| |218| |A.D.||as|
Spes was the Roman personification of Hope. In art Spes is normally depicted carrying flowers or a cornucopia, but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men. On this coin, the Caesar, Diadumenian, the designated successor of the emperor, is identified as the hope for the future of the Roman people.
RB81640. Copper as, RIC IV 220, BMCRE V 164, SRCV II 7457, Cohen IV 24, VF, weight 8.907 g, maximum diameter 24.9 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, as caesar, Jan - May 218 A.D.; obverse M OPEL ANTONINVS DIADVMENIANVS CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES PVBLICA (the hope of the public), Spes advancing left, flower in extended right hand, raising skirt with left hand, S - C across field; rare; SOLD


Macrinus and Diadumenian, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior

|Marcianopolis|, |Macrinus| |and| |Diadumenian,| |11| |April| |217| |-| |8| |June| |218| |A.D.,| |Marcianopolis,| |Moesia| |Inferior||pentassarion|
Renamed by Trajan after his sister, Ulpia Marciana, Marcianopolis was an important strategic center for centuries. The city was repeatedly destroyed by barbarian raids (Goths, Huns, Avars and others) but also was repeatedly rebuilt and prospered. During Valens' conflict with the Goths, Marcianopolis was a temporary capital of the empire and the largest city in Thrace. An Avar raid destroyed the city in 614 or 615.
RP70334. Bronze pentassarion, H-J Marcianopolis 6.24.34.2, AMNG I/I 778, Varbanov I 1290, SNG Cop -, BMC Thrace -, VF, attractive green patina, a few minor scratches, flan crack, central cavities, weight 10.894 g, maximum diameter 27.4 mm, die axis 0o, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, consular legate Pontianus, 217 - 218 A.D.; obverse AYT K OΠEΛ CEYH MAKPKEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head of Macrinus right confronted with bare-head of Diadumenian left; reverse YΠ ΠONTIANOY MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN, Macrinus standing left, laureate, wearing military garb, right foot on helmet, Victory on globe offering wreath in his right hand, reversed spear vertical in left hand, two oval shields at feet on left, E in left field; ex CNG e-auction 278, lot 179; SOLD


Macrinus and Diadumenian, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior

|Marcianopolis|, |Macrinus| |and| |Diadumenian,| |11| |April| |217| |-| |8| |June| |218| |A.D.,| |Marcianopolis,| |Moesia| |Inferior||pentassarion|
Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice, and skill. Her usual attribute is the owl and Nike is her frequent companion.
RP48225. Bronze pentassarion, Varbanov I 1144 cor (says transverse spear but pl. shows inverted), AMNG I/I -, BMC Thrace -, gVF, cleaning scratches, weight 10.222 g, maximum diameter 26.7 mm, die axis 0o, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, consular legate Marcus Agrippa, 217 - 218 A.D.; obverse AYT K OΠEΛ CEY MAKPKEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head of Macrinus right confronted with bare-head of Diadumenian left; reverse YΠ AΓPIΠΠOY MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN, Athena standing left, patera in right hand, inverted spear in left hand, E (mark of value) in right field; very rare (R7); SOLD







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