Diadumenian Tetradrachm

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  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Been awhile since I added a Tetradrachm, the latest is a Diadumenian Tetradrachm.

    Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)
    AR Tetradrachm
    Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis, Syria
    O:AUT K M OP[EL ANTΩNEINOC], radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    R: [ΔΗMAΡX] EX VΠATOC, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, lion advancing right.
    Prieur 947
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  3. Orfew

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    Sorry @Mat but I do not see your photo.
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  4. Jay GT4

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  6. Pellinore

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    Sad child, a victim of cruel politics.
  7. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Nice one,

    The same Prieur reference in my collection :

    Diadumenian, Tetradrachm Hierapolis mint
    AVT K M OTTEA ANTONEINOC, Radiate and draped bust of diadumenian right
    DHMAP X EX VTTAT (OC), Eagle facing, head right, holding wreath in beak, lion between legs
    11,44 gr
    Ref : Prieur #947_050, Sear #315

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  8. Al Kowsky

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    Mat, Nice portrait & good strong image of the lion mintmark.
  9. Al Kowsky

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    Cucumbor, Great strike with fine portrait & eagle on your coin :woot:! Your coin looks like it was struck with clashed dies or maybe even over-struck on another coin o_O?
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  10. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Here's my Diadumenian:

    Diadumenian, AD 217-218
    AE, 28mm, 11.4g; 12h; Nikopolis ad Istrum
    Obv.: K M OΠΕΛ ΔΙΑΔΟUMENIANOC AV; draped bust right
    Rev.: UΠ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΑ NIKOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ICTΠ; city gate with three crenulated towers

    Here's a couple tetradrachms:
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  11. Al Kowsky

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    Jwt708, Three nice looking coins ;)! I especially like the Tet of Herennius Etruscus. The coin is perfectly centered, well struck, the portrait is excellent & the eagle is animated :D. Have one on me :hilarious:.
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  12. Roman Collector

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    Nice one, @Mat ! The boy looks rather petulant in that portrait.

    My only Diadumenian from Syria:

    Diadumenian Antioch.jpg
  13. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

    Nice coin @Mat and a fine addition to your collection!
  14. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Nice tet Mat!
  15. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter


    Yes, there's at least a die shift on the reverse, and on the obverse remains of something else ; I couldn't tell from a die clash or an overstrike

  16. Pellinore

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    Well, I have this coin of the doomed emperor and his young son, taken by politics and doomed to a violent death by young Elagabalus.

    3211 Macri.jpg

    AE Pentassarion Macrinus with Diadumenianus as caesar 217-218. Marcianopolis (Moesia Inferior, now Devnja in Bulgaria). P. Furius Pontianus as legatus consularis (name Pontianou on rev.).

    And this small coin of Diadumenian solo, but it's hard to picture for me.

    3210 Diadu e.jpg

    AE Diadumenianus 217-218, Nikopolis ad Istrum. Obv. Bare head t.r. Rev. Cista mystica with snake (serpent) emerging to the left. NIKOPOLITWN. 17 mm, 3.90 gr.
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  17. Julius Germanicus

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    Here is my Orichalcum Sestertius of Diadumenianus (a lucky find on eBay):

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    M OPEL ANTONINVS DIADVMENIANVS CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian right
    SPES PVBLICA S C,Spes advancing left, holding flower in extended right hand and raising drapery of her dress behind
    Sestertius, Rome 218 a.D
    23,46 mm / 32.23 mm / die axis:h
    RIC 219; BMCRE 155-7 and pl. 84, 7 (same obverse die)
    graded "good fine" by Sear
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