|Roman Provincials. Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum. Diadumenian as Caesar (217-218). Statius Longinus magistrate. AE, 217-218.|
Bare, draped and cuirassed bust right.
|Reverse:||YΠ CTA ΛO[ΝΓΙΝΟΥ NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠΡOC IC].
Hermes, naked, standing left, holding a purse in his left and a kerykeion in his right hand, in exergue CTPO[N].
|Dimensions:||AE, 11.20 g, 26 mm, 1h.|
|References:||AMNG 1804 var.;
|Condition:||Nice portrait. Attractive brown patina, some areas of weakness. Very fine.|
|Provenance:||From a German private collection.|
|Comment:||Diadumenian was the son of Macrinus, who was emperor from 217 to 218. Macrinus raised Diadumenian to his co-emperor when Elagabalus revolted in May 218. After Macrinus was defeated, Diadumenian was sent to the court of Artabanus IV of Parthia to ensure his safety. There he was captured and executed along the way, in late June 218. During his time as Caesar (from May 217), many coin were minted in his name, although his age of only 9 years.|