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  1. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    I scored this Bronze on the last Savoca Coins auction. I know this emperor’s reign was short lived, and I’d love to see other examples of his coinage in silver and bronze 43DC5D11-70C7-4DC5-A3FB-D5405318C485.jpeg 0C1C4565-687A-4712-82CC-FA6D3670B8B0.jpeg Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
    Diadumenianus AD 218
    26mm, 10.3g
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  3. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    I have a couple of Diadumenian coins, both provincial and this one with his father - I bought it because of its deep green colour - it needs a new photograph:

    Macrinus/Diadumenian (Augustus/Caesar)
    Moesia, Markianopolis
    Obv. AV K OPPE CEVH MAKPINOC K M OPPEL ANTWNINOC DIADOMENOC - Confronted busts of Macrinus and Diadumenian
    Rev. VP PONTIANOV MARKIANOPOLEITWN - Zeus standing facing, head left, mantle over shoulder, holding thunderbolt & sceptre, E to left
    Mint: (217-218 AD)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 12.96g / 27.72mm / -
    • Moushmov 550


  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    RI Diadumenian 217-218 AE26 Nicopolis ad Istrum Homonoia stdg

    RI Didumenian and Macrinus 217-218 CE AE28 Markianopolis mint Serapis

    Great example @Nathan401 ... mine are both AE.
  5. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    He's on my wish list. One of the people on that list who's actually attainable at a reasonable price, if I'm willing to go with a Provincial. Which I am.
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  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Attractive one, @Nathan401 ! Asklepios, too!

    Here's one of Mac & Di from nearby Marcianopolis:

    Macrinus and Diadumenian Marcianopolis Athena Savoca.jpg Macrinus and Diadumenian, AD 217-218.
    Roman provincial Æ Pentassarion, 12.06 g, 26.5 mm, 6 h.
    Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis, Legate Pontius Furius Pontianus, June/Aug 217-Nov/Dec 217.
    Obv: ΑΝΤ Κ ΟΠΕΛ CΕV ΜΑΚΡΕΙΝΟC Κ Μ ΟΠΕ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC, Confronted heads of Macrinus right, laureate, and Diadumenian left, bare.
    Rev: VΠ ΠΟΝΤΙΑΝΟV ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Athena wearing helmet and aegis, standing left, holding owl and inverted spear; E in right field.
    Refs: AMNG I 734v.; Hristova & Jekov; Varbanov 1170a; BMC 30v.; Moushmov 537; Wiczay 2148v.
  7. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Very nice bronze with nice, easily identifiable portrait!

    I have 2 bronze examples in my Roman Antioch collection...

    D-man solo:

    And with Papa Mac:
  8. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)
    AR Tetradrachm
    CYRRHESTICA, Cyrrhus
    O: AVT K M ΟΠЄ ANTΩNINOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    R: Δ[HMAP]X ЄΞ VΠATOC, eagle standing facing on filleted thyrsus, head left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
    Prieur 923; Bellinger 127

    Ex. Savoca Coins London, Monthly London Auction #4, Lot 643, 1/12/2020
  9. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Mint Markianopolis
    Bare headed and draped bust of Diadumenian, right
    Eros/Thanatos standing left, resting chin on palm, leaning on (extinguished) inverted brand
  10. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Very nice coin, @Nathan401.

    Here's an imperial silver I had from a group lot that I eventually sold off.

    Lot - Diadumenian.jpg

    I still have a provincial. I've always liked the portrait on this one. In his volume that covers Roman Provincial coins, Wayne Sayles remarks that this particular issue shows "probably one of the more accurate portraits of the young prince".

    AE24. 11.08g, 23.6mm. PHOENICIA, Byblus, AD 218. Cf. Rouvier 699; BMC 40-3. O: M OΠ ΔIAΔVMENIANOC KAI, bareheaded and cuirassed bust right. R: BYB - ΛOV IEPAC, Astarte wearing a polos standing facing, carrying a spear, foot on prow, being crowned by Nike on short column to right; all within distyle temple with a fancy arched roof.
  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  12. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Macrinus and Diadumenian, Marcianopolis
    Macrinus and Diad.jpg
  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Larger coins of the small boy have appeal to me over the small ones and those showing him with his father. This one has the Aphrodite reverse from Nikopolis.
  14. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    I've never understood why his imperial coinage is so expensive. Most major auction houses that specialize in "better" ($100+) individual listings of Roman coins have at least one denarius of Diadumenian per auction. He isn't rare.

    I got this one in a CNG group lot, and have had a hard time placing strong bids on his denarii. He and Maximus are the only combo breakers in my straight run of denarii from Nero through Gordian III.

    Diadumenian AE.jpg
  15. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Looks like a wide variety of attractive provincial types. I have a Macrinus but not his son yet, probably will go provincial.
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  16. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    z16.jpg Moesia, Nikopolis ad Istrum. Diadumenian. AD 217-218.
    Obv: M OPEL DIADOYMENIANOC, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: VP CTA LONGIOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I, Artemis walking right, holding bow, reaching for an arrow from the quiver at her shoulder, hound running right before her.
    Magistrate Statius Longinus.
  17. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    OK, I wasn't going to post this because it might be bad luck to do so -- the coin hasn't arrived yet -- but I did actually order a Diadumenian coin, and have decided that I might as well post it while this thread is still active.

    Diadumenian, AE 17, 217-218 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch. Obv. Bareheaded and cuirassed bust right, KAI MO ΔI AN TΩN[INOC CE] [Caesare Marco Opellio Diadumeniano Antonino Augusto] / Rev. Large S C within wreath, Δ above, ε below,* star at top. BMC Syria 408 (p. 201) [Wroth, W., A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Galatia, Cappadocia, and Syria (London, 1899)], SNG Copenhagen 235, McAlee 745c [Richard McAlee, The Coins of Roman Antioch (2007)], Butcher 463 [K. Butcher, Coinage in Roman Syria: Northern Syria, 64 BC - AD 253 (2004)]. 17 mm., 4.33 g.

    Diadumenian jpg version.jpg

    If anyone thinks my identification of this coin is incorrect, please let me know.

    * "Δ E is thought to mean Demosia Exousia (Tribunal Power) but Butcher argues that more likely Δ E is related to the 4 (Δ = 4) Eparchies (administrative regions) and the associated imperial cult, particularly felt in Antioch, seat of the high priest, supreme head of the imperial cult in Syria." See https://www.forumancientcoins.com/monetaromana/corrisp/a993/a993.html.
    Last edited: May 30, 2020
  18. Pishpash

    Pishpash Well-Known Member

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    Region, City: Thrace, Deultum
    Coin: Bronze
    - Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Cupid - Cupid riding on dolphin right
    Mint: (217-218 AD)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 2.19g / 18mm / -
    • Deultum Moushmov 3568A
    Notes: Nov 17, 14 - Reference 20mm 5.71g this is lighter but only ref found. Unpublished in the major references

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    Coin: Bronze AE3
    K M OΠ[ΠE] ANT ΩNIOC - Bareheaded bust right
    NIKO-ΠO-AITΩN - Cista half opened basket opening to the left with snake emerging crossed line design
    Mint: Nikopolis ad Istrum
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.23g / 18mm / -
    • Moushenov 1341
    • ANMG I 1881 p474
    • Varbanov (Eng) Vol 1 No 3595
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  19. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Beautiful coin Nathan, especially love the portrait and patina. Congrats nice win. 2015-01-07 01.07.44-8.jpg
    Macrinus and Diadumenian, Thrace, Marcianopolis, Triumphal arch with for statues. 25.46mm, 11.91, 217-218 AD, struck under governor Furius Pontianus
    confronted heads of Macrinus, laureate, r., and Diadumenianus, bare-headed, l.
    rev. VP PONTIAN - OV MARKIANO / POLEITW / N (OV ligate)
    Triumphal arch with three doors, the door in the midth much higher, four figures
    on postaments above. The outer two are Victories holding wreath in upraised
    hand, the other two male figures, draped, the left holding up his r. hand, the
    right one holding spear in his l. hand.
    E in l. field (for pentassarion)
    Varbanov (engl.) 1220
    Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.
    Price/Trell p.51, fig. 85 var.
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  20. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    I can contribute with an imperial denarius and a provincial tetradrachm

    Diadumenian, Denarius - Rome mint, AD 217-218
    M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
    SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding a flower and her dress
    3,23 gr, 21 mm
    Ref : Cohen # 21, RIC # 117

    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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  21. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    Marcinus (right, facing left) and Diadumenian (left, facing right).
    28-27 mm. 11.96 grams.
    Marcianopolis in Lower Moesia
    Askleopios standing, head left, with snake around staff.
    Marcianopolis by Hristova et al., on page 108.

    This was in posted in Feb. 2019 in a "longest legend" thread
    (Autok[rater] Oppel[ius] Seve[rus] Macrinus)
    24 in three lines below the busts K M OΠΠEΛ AN/TΩNINOC ΔI/AΔOYME
    C[aesar] M[arcus] Oppel[ius] Di/adume[nian]
    [moneyer] Ponitianus Marcianopolis
    2 below: ΩN (of)
    1 in field left: E (denomination)
    Total: 72 letters! (And, two obverse heads.)
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