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Live auction - brm_434989 - DIADUMENIAN Denier

DIADUMENIAN Denier AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:55:45
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: mai - juillet
Date: 217
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,83 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait inhabituel de Diaduménien. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES.
Obverse description : Buste drapé, tête nue de Diaduménien à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A°21).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Oepellius Antoninus Diadumenianus Cæsar”, (Marc Opellius Antonin Diaduménien césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRINC. IVV-ENT-VTIS.
Reverse description : Diaduménien debout à gauche, vêtu militairement, tenant une enseigne militaire de la main droite et un sceptre court de la gauche ; derrière, deux enseignes militaires.
Reverse translation : “Princeps Juventutis”, (Prince de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Poids léger. Portrait vu de trois quarts en arrière inhabituel ainsi que la césure de légende de revers. H. A. Seaby signalait cette variété dans les collections Tinchant et Arnold qui semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


DIADUMÉNIEN

(04/217-8/06/218) Marcus Opellius Antoninus Diadumenianus

Caesar (04/217-05/218)

Diaduménien becomes Caesar when his father Macrinus was declared in April august 217. He received the title of prince of youth. Macrinus does enter the Severan family by making him take the praenomen Antonin like himself grabbed one of Severus. After the proclamation of Heliogabalus, Macrinus raises her son in May Augustat 218 for a very short period. Fought in June, and Diaduménien Macrinus fled. It is caught in wanting to spend the Parthians crossing the Euphrates and killed.

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