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Diadumenian Denarius

000_4012.jpg000_4011.jpg000_4010.jpg000_4008.jpg000_4007.jpg000_4005.jpg000_4004.jpg000_4003.jpg000_4002.jpg000_4001.jpg000_4000.jpg000_3999.jpgDiadumenian Denarius, Caesar AD 217-218, Augustus AD 218, struck as Caesar in Rome AD 217-218, RIC 102, RSC 3,  20 mm, 3.16 gms, Obverse:  bareheaded and draped bust of Diadumenian facing right, M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, Reverse:  Diadumenian standing facing, his head turned right, holding a standard in his right hand and a scepter in his left arm, two more standards behind him, PRINC IVVENTVTIS, very lustrous coin, a gorgeous portrait of Diadumenian, detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a gorgeous coin, the portrait is especially expressionistic, graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it (though violating my own rule not to assign a grade myself, I would say that I think this is a conservative grade!), Asking price:  $1,150 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping page information)

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Diadumenian AE26 Provincial

000_1686.JPG000_1685.JPG000_1684.JPG000_1681.JPG000_1680.JPG000_1679.JPG000_1677.JPG000_1676.JPG000_1675.JPG000_1674.JPG000_1673.JPG000_1672.JPG000_1671.JPGDiadumenian AE26 Provincial, Emperor AD 218, struck at Nicopolis (Nikopolis) ad Istrum, 10.8 gms, Obverse: bare-headed and draped bust of Diadumenian facing right (my Greek is shaky to say the least, and am on a pre-primer phonetic transliteration level, but DIADVMENIANVS is spelled out in front of the young fellow’s face in Greek), Reverse: Nike advancing right, holding a wreath and a palm branch. A wonderful and very attractive portrait of Diadumenian in high relief, very detailed Nike on the reverse, second half of the obverse legend very clear, full and clear reverse legend (I really need to study Roman provincial coinage more and get on those Greek legends), a very, very lovely coin with beautiful and rich green patina throughout, Asking price: $115 includes priority shipping and insurance000_1670.JPG

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Macrinus and Diadumenian AE27 Provincial

000_1666.JPG000_1664.JPG000_1663.JPG000_1662.JPG000_1661.JPG000_1658.JPG000_1657.JPG000_1656.JPG000_1654.JPG000_1651.JPG000_1649.JPGMacrinus and Diadumenian AE27 Provincial, short-lived rulers AD 217-218, struck at Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, 14.2 gms, Obverse: bare-headed bust of Diadumenian on the right facing his father’s laureate bust, Reverse: Asclepius standing left, holding his snake-entwined staff, very beautiful coin with rich chocolate brown patina, detailed and high relief portraits of father and son, detailed Asclepius on the reverse with a wonderful snake, full and mostly clear legends on both sides of the coin. Though showing some wear, this coin was well centered and struck and retains much detail, and my photography is not doing it justice, struck on a thick and heavy flan, a lovely coin, Asking price: $132 includes priority shipping and insurance000_1648.JPG

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Diadumenian AE25 Provincial

000_1630.JPG000_1628.JPG000_1627.JPG000_1626.JPG000_1623.JPG000_1622.JPG000_1621.JPG000_1620.JPG000_1617.JPGDiadumenian AE25 Provincial, Emperor AD 218, minted at Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior, Obverse: draped and bare-headed bust of Diadumenian facing right, Reverse: Hygeia standing left, feeding a snake she is cradling in her arms, beautiful coin with rich and even light chocolate brown patina, very handsome portrait of Diadumenian in high relief, detailed Hygeia on the reverse, the green areas on the reverse are stable and have been for the years I’ve owned this coin, I suppose they could be removed, but I never considered it, no detraction for me, a lovely coin graded Nice VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price: $78 includes priority shipping and insurance000_1615.JPG

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Diadumenian Denarius

000_3407.JPG000_3405.JPG000_3403.JPG000_3402.JPG000_3401.JPG000_3399.JPG000_3397.JPG000_3396.JPG000_3395.JPG000_3393.JPG000_3392.JPG000_3391.JPG000_3390.JPG000_3389.JPG000_3387.JPG000_3386.JPG000_3385.JPG000_3384.JPG000_3383.JPG000_3381.JPG000_3380.JPG000_3379.JPG000_3378.JPG000_3377.JPGAD 218, struck at Rome, 19.5mm, 2.79 gms, RSC/Cohen 21, RIC 116, BMCRE 94, Sear 7450, Van Meter 5, Obverse: bare-headed and draped bust of Diadumenian facing right, viewed half from back, M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, Reverse: Spes advancing left, holding flower in extended right hand and with her left raising drapery of dress behind, SPES PVBLICA, good VF in grade, a very lustrous coin, more so than my photography shows, superb portrait of this very young son of Macrinus, very detailed and clear reverse, clear and sharp inscriptions on both sides, the portrait of Diadumenian is unique from my research in that it’s more baby-faced than most I’ve seen, just an exquisite coin, exceptional, comes with a signed and laminated certificate of authenticity from David R. Sear, Asking price: $1,215 includes priority shipping and insurance000_3376.JPG

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Diadumenian AE27

000_2562.JPG000_2561.JPG000_2560.JPG000_2556.JPG000_2554.JPG000_2553.JPG000_2552.JPG000_2548.JPG000_2547.JPGAD 218, 15.4 gms, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, Obverse: draped and cuirassed bare head of Diadumenian facing right, Reverse: Hygeia standing right, feeding snake, a very nice portrait of this young son of Macrinus, a reverse with much detail remaining and with a fantastic snake, $135 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2546.JPG

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Macrinus and Diadumenian AE27

000_1855.JPG000_1854.JPG000_1853.JPG000_1851.JPG000_1850.JPG000_1849.JPG000_1847.JPG000_1846.JPG000_1845.JPG000_1844.JPG000_1842.JPG000_1841.JPGMoesia Inferior, Marcianopolis mint, Obverse: busts of Macrinus and Diadumenian facing each other, Reverse: Hera sacrificing from patera over altar and holding scepter, Epsilon in right field, all legends in Greek, a worn coin, but very much detail remaining, I like the detail in the facial features of father and son, one of the most attractive features of this coin in my opinion, Asking price: $94 includes priority shipping and insurance000_1840.JPG

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Diadumenian AE27

000_1480.JPG000_1478.JPG000_1477.JPG000_1474.JPG000_1473.JPG000_14521.JPG000_1455.JPG000_1454.JPG000_1452.JPG000_1449.JPG000_1447.JPG000_1446.JPG000_1444.JPG000_1442.JPG13.84 gms, Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum, AD 218, Obverse:  bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian facing right, Reverse: River God reclining left, holding a reed in his right hand and resting his left arm on an urn/amphora from which water is flowing, AMNG 460, 1807, graded Choice Very Fine (and this back in the days when Choice VF denoted a VERY nice grade indeed) by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin, a charming, sharp, and lovely portrait of Diadumenian with just a touch of wear to its highest point, very detailed river god on the reverse, from my researches an exceptional example of this scarce to rare issue of Diadumenian’s, a beautiful coin with a particularly well struck and detailed portrait, Asking price: $375    includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_1440.JPG

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