Diadumenian, Silver Denarius
Item Reference: GM47471
Diadumenian (217-218 AD)
Silver Denarius. Rome.
Obverse: Laureate head of Diadumenian facing right, M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES.
Reverse: Prince standing right, between three military standards, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS.
Rare. Lustrous. Good Extremely Fine.
Macrinus’ short-lived reign followed the assassination of the Severan ruler Caracalla. His son, Diadumenian, was made Caesar at only nine years of age. He was even promoted to co-emperor the following year. Unfortunately a resurgence of the Severan Dynasty resulted in the pair being murdered while fleeing to Parthia, by supporters of Elagabalus in June 218 AD.