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A 3-Assaria issue of Diadumenian from Deultum in Thrace
« on: October 29, 2017, 11:50:19 PM »
Deultum in Thrace had been a Roman colony, so the legends are not Greek:

Deultum in Thracia, Diadumenian, 217-218 AD.,
3 Assaria / 26 ( 24-26 mm / 8,57 g), brass, axes about medal alignment ↑↑ (ca. 20), flan cracks at 7 and 8-9 of the obv.,
Obv.: M OP[E]L ANTO NINVS DIAD C , his bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: COL FL PA - C D[E]VLT , Hygieia / Salus stg. r. feeding serpent from patera in outstretched l. hand.
Youroukova, Deultum (mentioned on p. 69 but not listed) ; cf. Varbanov II (Eng.) No. 2211 ; obv. die cf. a specimen of Roma Numismatics (different reverse) http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/diadumenian/_deultum_Moushmov_3566.jpg ) ; www.diadumenian.com - (cf. http://www.diadumenian.com/Deultum hygieia.html) .

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Re: A 3-Assaria issue of Diadumenian from Deultum in Thrace
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 09:08:26 AM »
Very interesting coin, beautifully photographed. I wonder what life must have been like in a Roman colony, surrounded by haughty Greeks, enraged Celts and wildly dangerous Scythians.

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Re: A 3-Assaria issue of Diadumenian from Deultum in Thrace
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 09:09:06 PM »
Probably the Scyths were mostly fishing for carp and hunting rabbits, while the Celts were ploughing the stony fields and busy sowing their oats, and the Greeks were trading carp, rabbits and oats, and playing knucklebones. And if you were a Roman gentleman living there, they would look mean at you until you shared a glass in the local pub and they would start telling you all about their grandchildren. And what's more, they would trade their beautiful home-made barbarous imitations of Roman Empire coins for your gleaming silver denarii until you all had your fill and all folks went home for an early, placid night of sleep.

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