Deultum emperor




Province Thrace
City Deultum
Size (mm) 24
Weight (g) 9.42
Die Axis 140
Tariff 3 assaria
Governor -
Ob. Leg. C M OPEL ANTONINVS DIADV
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. COL FL PA-C DEVLT
Rev. Desc. (Diadumenian) in military dress, stg l. holding thunderbolt in r. hand and spear in l. hand, behind Victory is placing a wreath on his head with r. hand
Meaning Colonia Flavia Pacensis Deultum
References; Collection; Moushmov 3570; SNG Bulgaria 166-169; Jurukova, Deultum, no. 77, pl. 7; Varbanov (Eng) 2175
Notes: Varbanov and Jurukova incorrectly identify the object the emperor is holding as a parazonium; while Moushmov incorrectly identifies it as a scroll. This is likely to be Diadumenian on the reverse rather than Macrinus, as the scene is similar to a reverse type used when Geta was elevated to the purple. There are no documented coins from this mint describing Diadumenian as an Augustus so this coin could be as close as we will ever see.