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Live auction - bpv_706939 - DIADUMENIAN Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

DIADUMENIAN Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 1 272 €
Maximum bid : 1 272 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:16:34
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 217-218
Mint name / Town : Hiérapolis, Syrie, Cyrrhestica
Metal : billon
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,75 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau buste de Diaduménien. Revers de haut relief. Magnifique patine gris métallique avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste radié, cuirassé et drapé de Diaduménien à droite, vu de trois-quarts arrière, les rubans de la couronne radiée descendant derrière la tête (A2).
Obverse legend : AUT. K.M. OPEL .ANTWNEINOS (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Opellios Antwneinos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche, ailes écartées, la tête et la queue à droite, tenant une forme de couronne dans son bec ; entre les pattes, un lion passant à gauche sans ligne de terre.
Reverse legend : DHMARC EX UPATOS.
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, quarante-quatre exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés.

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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