ERIC Table of Contents


|Title Page|

|Introduction|

|About| |Roman| |Coins|

|Denominations|

|Coins| of |Other| |Ancient| |Cultures|

|Identifying| |Roman| |Coins|

|How| |To| |Use| |This| |Book|

|Mintmarks|

|Mint| |Map|

|Pricing| And |Grading|

|Bibliography|

|Reference| |Catalogs| |Cited|

|Coin| |Terms| |Used|

|Glossary|

|Rarity Tables|

|Index| of |Rulers|

|Photography| |Credits|

|Additional| |Web| |Resources|

Imperial Catalog:

|AUGUSTUS|
|LIVA|
|AGRIPPA|
|NERO| |CLAUDIUS| |DRUSUS|
|GERMANICUS|
|AGRIPPINA I|
|TIBERIUS|
|DRUSUS|
|ANTONIA|
|CALIGULA|
|CLAUDIUS I|
|BRITANNICUS|
|AGRIPPINA II|
|NERO|
|GALBA|
|CLODIUS| |MACER|
|OTHO|
|VITELLIUS|
|VESPASIAN|
|DOMITILLA|
|TITUS|
|DOMITIAN|
|DOMITIA|
|JULIA| |TITI|
|NERVA|
|TRAJAN|
|PLOTINA|
|MARCIANA|
|MATIDIA|
|HADRIAN|
|SABINA|
|AELIUS|
|ANTONINUS| |PIUS|
|FAUSTINA I|
|MARCUS| |AURELIUS|
|FAUSTINA| |II|
|LUCIUS| |VERUS|
|LUCILLA|
|COMMODUS|
|CRISPINA|
|PERTINAX|
|DIDIUS| |JULIANUS|
|MANLIA| |SCANTILLA|
|DIDIA CLARA|
|PESCENNIUS| |NIGER|
|CLODIUS| |ALBINUS|
|SEPTIMIUS| |SEVERUS|
|JULIA| |DOMNA|
|CARACALLA|
|PLAUTILLA|
|GETA|
|MACRINUS|
|DIADUMENIAN|
|ELAGABALUS|
|JULIA| |MAESA|
|JULIA| |SOAEMIAS|
|JULIA| |PAULA|
|AQUILIA| |SEVERA|
|ANNIA| |FAUSTINA|
|SEVERUS| |ALEXANDER|
|JULIA| |MAMAEA|
|ORBIANA|
|MAXIMINUS I|
|PAULINA|
|MAXIMUS|
|GORDIAN I|
|GORDIAN II|
|BALBINUS|
|PUPIENUS|
|GORDIAN III|
|TRANQUILLINA|
|PHILIP I|
|OTACILIA| |SEVERA|
|PHILIP II|
|PACATIAN|
|JOTAPIAN|
|TRAJAN| |DECIUS|
|HERENNIA| |ETRUSCILLA|
|HERENNIUS| |ETRUSCUS|
|HOSTILIAN|
|TREBONIANUS| |GALLUS|
|VOLUSIAN|
|AEMILIAN|
|CORNELIA| |SUPERA|
|SILBANNACUS|
|URANIUS| |ANTONINUS|
|VALERIAN I|
|MARINIANA|
|VALERIAN II|
|GALLIENUS|
|SALONINA|
|SALONINUS|
|REGALIANUS|
|DRYANTILLA|
|POSTUMUS|
|LAELIANUS|
|MARIUS|
|VICTORINUS|
|DOMITIAN II|
|TETRICUS I|
|TETRICUS II|
|QUIETUS|
|MACRIANUS|
|CLAUDIUS II|
|QUINTILLUS|
|AURELIAN|
|SEVERINA|
|ZENOBIA|
|VABALATHUS|
|TACITUS|
|FLORIAN|
|PROBUS|
|SATURNINUS|
|CARUS|
|CARINUS|
|MAGNIA| |URBICA|
|NIGRIAN|
|NUMERIAN|
|JULIAN I|
|DIOCLETIAN|
|MAXIMIAN|
|CARAUSIUS|
|ALLECTUS|
|DOMITIUS| |DOMITIANUS|
|CONSTANTIUS I|
|THEODORA|
|GALERIUS|
|GALERIA| |VALERIA|
|SEVERUS II|
|MAXENTIUS|
|ROMULUS|
|CONSTANTINE I|
|HELENA|
|FAUSTA|
|ALEXANDER|
|LICINIUS I|
|CONSTANTIA|
|MAXIMINUS II|
|LICINIUS II|
|CRISPUS|
|VALERIUS| |VALENS|
|MARTINIAN|
|CONSTANTINE II|
|DELMATIUS|
|HANNIBALLIANUS|
|CONSTANS|
|CONSTANTIUS II|
|MAGNENTIUS|
|DECENTIUS|
|NEPOTIAN|
|VETRANO|
|CONSTANTIUS| |GALLUS|
|JULIAN II|
|JOVIAN|
|VALENTINIAN I|
|VALENS|
|PROCOPIUS|
|GRATIAN|
|VALENTINIAN II|
|THEODOSIUS I|
|AELIA| |FLACCILLA|
|MAGNUS| |MAXIMINUS|
|FLAVIUS| |VICTOR|
|EUGENIUS|
|HONORIUS|
|CONSTANTINE III|
|CONSTANS II|
|MAXIMINUS|
|PRISCUS| |ATTALUS|
|JOVINUS|
|SABASTIANUS|
|CONSTANTIUS III|
|GALLA PLACIDIA|
|JOHANNES|
|VALENTINIAN III|
|LICINIA| |EUDOXIA|
|HONORIA|
|PETRONIUS| |MAXIMINUS|
|AVITUS|
|MAJORIAN|
|LIBIUS| |SEVERUS|
|ANTHEMIUS|
|EUPHEMIA|
|ANICIUS| |OLYBRIUS|
|GLYCERIUS|
|JULIUS NEPOS|
|ROMULUS| |AUGUSTUS|
|ARCADIUS|
|EUDOXIA|
|PULCHERIA|
|THEODOSIUS II|
|EUDOCIA|
|MARCIAN|
|LEO I|
|VERINA|
|LEO II|
|ZENO|
|ARIADNE|
|BASILISCUS|
|ZENONIS|
|LEONTIUS I|
|ANASTASIUS I|
|ANONYMOUS| |COINAGE|

ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez


Diadumenian 

  Augustus 218 

Macrinus named his son Diadumenian co-Augustus within a year after his own accession but both perished at the hands of their soldiers soon afterwards. Diadumenian however outlived his father for some time by escaping under disguise and managed to get on a ship bound for Rome but was apprehended at a midway port and then executed. 
 
A couple hundred dollars is all you need to get your hands on this rare emperor. Well, a coin featuring him as Caesar anyway since those of him as emperor are impossibly rare. 
 
But the Denarius is easy enough to locate though by no means should it be considered a common type occurrence. And donít expect an object of great beauty for that price. Well-preserved silver of his can go for two or three times that much. 
 
An even cheaper alternative are the provincial bronzes minted in Greek-speaking regions of Asia. These are particularly abundant and affordable though their study is a field beyond the scope of this book.  

Busts: 

1) Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right 
2) Bare headed, draped bust right 
3) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right 
4) Radiate, draped head right 

 

Obverses: 

 
1) IMP C M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN AVG 
2) M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES 
3) M OPEL ANTONINVS DIADVMENIANVS CAES 
4) M OPEL DIADVMENIANVS CAES 

 

Reverses: 

 
1) FIDES MILITVM 
2) PRINC IVVENTVTIS 
3) SPES 
4) SPES PVBLICA 
5) FELICITAS TEMPORVM 

 

Types: 

 
1) Diadumenian standing left, holding standard and scepter; two standards to right. 
2) Diadumenian standing left, holding wand and scepter; two standards to right. 
3) Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand; another standard on either side. 
4) Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 

 
 
 

Mint: 

 
1) Roma 

 
 
AU Aureus Reference(s) 
 
1) B1, O2, R4, T4 RIC 115 (IVii, Macrinus), S 7445, C 22 
2) B2, O2, R2, T1 BMC 83a, C 2 

 
AR Antoninianus 
 
3) B3, O2, R2, T2 RIC 106 (IVii, Macrinus) 

 
AR Denarius 
 
4) B1, O2, R2, T1 RIC 102b (IVii, Macrinus) 
5) B1, O2, R2, T2 RIC 108 (IVii, Macrinus), C 14a 
6) B1, O2, R4, T4 RIC 117 (IVii, Macrinus) 
7) B2, O2, R2, T1 RIC 104 (IVii, Macrinus) 
8) B2, O2, R2, T2 RIC 107 (IVii, Macrinus), C 12 
9) B2, O2, R4, T4 RIC 116 (IVii, Macrinus) 

 
AE Sestertius 
 
10) B1, O3, R2, T1 Exe: SC RIC 211 (IVii, Macrinus), C 7 

 
AE As 
 
11) B1, O3, R2, T1 RIC 212 (IVii, Macrinus) 

 
 

Diadumenian Busts 

Diadumenian Types