Diadumenian was the son of Emperor Macrinus, born on 14 September 208. He was elevated to Caesar at the age of nine in May 217. After Macrinus was defeated in the Battle of Antioch on 8 June 218, he elevated Diadumenian to co-emperor and sent him to the court of Artabanus V to ensure his safety; however, he was captured and executed along the way.
Obverse: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: PRINCIV VENTVTIS, Diadumenian standing left holding standard and sceptre, two standards behind.
The legend PRINCVI VENTVTIS stands for (first among the young) and means “crown prince.”
This museum-quality reproduction was made from impressions of the original coin by Peter Rosa.
Diameter: 30 mm
Copper-plated, lead-free pewter, hand-finished patina, made in the USA.
It is packaged in a coin-collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.