As with bust of Diadumenian, struck under Macrinus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Rome (or Antioch?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 8.03 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.519

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right. MOPELANTONINVSDIADVMENIANVSCAES
Reverse: Emperor, in military attire, stands, head right, spear in left hand, legionary eagle in right. At right, two standards.
PRINCIVVE NTVTIS in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 196, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour