The Ancient Coinage of Dium

Listed by Moushmov Number

Including additional items for this online edition, with numbers in italics.
Plate VI 34.
DIVM, now Maltaria close to Olympus.
Imperial bronze coins only.
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Augustus (33 B.C. – 14 A.D.)

Obv: AVGVSTVS.
- CAESAR AVGVSTVS. His head right.
Rev: P BAEBIVS II VIR QVINQ.
- C VRMIVS M HERENNIVS II VIR QVINQ.
6168 P BAEBIVS II VIR QVINQ around large DD. Varbanov 3388
RPC 1534. Augustus, AE24 of Pella or Dium, Macedonia. AVGVSTVS, bare head right / P BAEBIVS P VIR QVINC around large DD.
6169 C VRMIVS M HERENNIVS II VIR QVINQ, Minerva (Athena) standing left, holding patera and spear. Varbanov 3386-3387.Plate VI 34.
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LIVIA

- PIETAS AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust of Livia as Pietas right. Rev. : L RVSTI CELIVS CORDVS II VIR QVINQ DD in six lines. Varbanov 3389.
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TIBERIUS (14 – 37 A.D.)

6170 TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, bare head right. Rev. : COLONIA IVL DIENSIS D D. Livia, veiled, seated right, holding patera and sceptre.
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-C BAEBIO P F L RVSTICELIO BASTERNA II VIR QVINQ DD in five lines within wreath. Varbanov 3391
-C BAEBIVS P F L RVSTICELIO BASTERNA II VIR QVINQ DD in five lines within wreath. Varbanov 3392
-L RVSTI CELIVS CORDVS II VIR QVINQ DD in five lines within wreath. Varbanov 3393.
-L RVSTI CELIVS CORDVS II VIR QVINQ DD in six lines within wreath. Varbanov 3394.
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CLAUDIUS(41-54 A.D.)

- TI CLAVDIVS CAE, bare head left. Rev. : COL AVG DIENSIS, D-D, Minerva (Athena) standing left, holding patera and spear. Varbanov 3395
-TI CLAVDIVS CAISAR AVG GER bare head left. Rev. : COL AVG DIENSIS, D-D, Minerva (Athena) standing left, holding patera and spear. Varbanov 3396.
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NERO (54 – 68 A.D.)

Obv: NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR. His head.
Rev COL IVL DIENSIS D D.
- COL CLA DIVM.
6171 Minerva (Athena) standing left, holding patera and spear. Varbanov 3397
6172 COL CLA DIVM, Colonist ploughing left with two oxen; four standards in the field. Varbanov 3398.
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DOMITIAN (81 – 96 A.D.

6173 IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev. : COL IVL AVG DIENSIS, D-D. Minerva (Athena) helmeted, standing left, holding patera and spear; owl at foot right. Varbanov 3399.
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TRAJAN (98 – 117 A.D.)

6174IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right. Rev. : COL IVL AVG DIENSIS, D-D, Minerva (Athena) standing left, holding patera and spear; serpent at foot left, owl at foot right. Varbanov 3400.
-as above but with GERW for GERM. Varbanov 3401.
-as Varb 3400 but with head left. Varbanov 3403.
-as Varb 3401 but with head left. Varbanov 3403.
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Hadrian (117 – 138 A.D.)

6175 IMP CAES HADRIANO AVG OLVMPIO, laureate head right. Rev. : COL IVL AVG DIENSIS, D-D, Minerva (Athena) standing left, holding patera and spear; serpent at foot left.
Hadrian AE22 of Dium, Macedonia. IMP CAES T AEL TRAI HADRIANVS, laureate draped bust right / COL IVL AVG DIENSIS D-D, Minerva (Athena) standing left, holding patera & spear, owl at feet before. Varbanov 3405.
-As 6175 but Hadrian with laureate, draped bust right. Varbanov 3406.
-Same obverse as 6175. Rev: COL IVL AVG DIENSIS, D-D, Jupiter standing left, holding patera and sceptre, eagle at foot. Varbanov 3404.
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ANTONINUS PIUS (138 – 161 A.D.)

Obv: IMP CAES ANTONINO PI, PIO or PIV, all laureate head right.
Rev: all COL IVL AVG DIENSIS, D-D (D-D sometimes retrograde).
6176 Minerva (Athena) standing, holding patera and spear. Plate VI 34.
Antoninus Pius AE 19 mm of Dium, Macedonia. IMP CAES ANTONINO PI, laureate head right / COL IVL AVG DIENSIS, D-D, Minerva standing left holding patera & spear. SGI 1352. Varbanov 3408. (Varbanov 3409: D-D retrograde; Varbanov 3410-3411: owl at foot; Varbanov 3412-3414: owl at foot and D-D retrograde.)
6177 Jupiter standing, holding patera and sceptre; eagle at foot. Not in Varbanov.Plate VIII 18.
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MARCUS AURELIUS (138 – 161 A.D.)



6177A
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Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 A.D.)
IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS (bust can be bare, laureate or radiate). Rev: COL IVL DIENSIS, Minerva (Athena) standing left holding patera and spear. Varbanov 3424-3425
Macedon, Dium. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE24 (12.55 gm). Laureate head right / Minerva (Athena) standing holding patera and spear.
-as above but with Jupiter standing left, holding patera and spear, eagle at foot. Varbanov 3426-3428
-as above but D-D across rev. fields.
-as above but with Jupiter and Minerva (Athena) standing facing each other. Varbanov 3429-3430.
-as 6177A but with D-d across fields and owl at foot. Varbanov 3431-3432.
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FAUSTINA II (wife of Marcus Aurelius)

6178 FAVSTINA AVG, draped bust right. Rev. : COL IVL AVG DIENSIS, D-D, Jupiter standing, holding patera and sceptre; eagle below. Varbanov 3418, 3420 and 3422-3423 (rev legend with OIENSIS or without AVG or with D-D retrograde)Plate VIII 18.
-as above but with Minerva (Athena) standing left, holding patera and spear, serpent at foot left. Often with OIENSIS. Varbanov 3416-3417 (3417 with retrograde D-D across fields); Varbanov 3419 and 3421.
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COMMODUS (AD 177-192).

-IMP M AVR COMMODVS, laureate head right, or with slight drapery. COL IVL DIENSIS, D-D, Jupiter standing left, holding patera and sceptre, eagle at foot left. Varbanov 3434 and 3437-3438.
-As above but with Jupiter and Minerva facing each other. Varbanov 3435.
-As above but with Minerva standing left, holding patera and spear, owl at foot. Varbanov 3436.
-As above but with no owl on rev.
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Septimius Severus (193 – 211 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C L SEPT SEVERVM PER.
Obv: IMP L SEPT SEVERVS AVG.
- IMP CA SEP SEVERVS PE AVG. His head.
Rev: COL IVL DIENSIS D D.
6179 Minerva (Athena) standing, holding patera and spear. Plate VI 34.
6180 Jupiter standing, holding patera and sceptre; below – prow or eagle. Plate VIII 18.
6181 Distyle temple with Jupiter standing, hurling thunderbolt. Plate XI 28.
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Caracalla (198 – 217 A.D.)

Obv: M AVR ANTONINVS AVG.
- IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS. His head.
Rev: COL IV AV DIENSIS D D.
- COL IVL DIENSIVM D D.
6182 Distyle temple with Aesklepios standing. Plate XI 28.
6183 Aesklepios standing with serpent entwined staff. Plate VI 25.
6184 Minerva (Athena) standing, holding patera and spear; at each side – standing serpent; in the margin D D.
6185 Jupiter standing, holding patera and spear; eagle below. Plate VIII 18.
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Geta (209 – 212 A,D,)

6185a P SEPTI GETAS CAES. His head. Rev. : COL IVL DIENSIS D D. Minerva (Athena) standing, holding patera and spear; at each side – standing serpent.
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Macrinus (217 – 218 A.D.)

6186 IMP C M OPEL MACRINVS. His head or bust. Rev. : COLO IVL IDENSIS (sic). Jupiter standing, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; in the margin D D. Plate VIII 17.
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Elagabalus (218 – 222 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS PIV. His head.
Rev: COL IVL DIENSIS.
6187 Aesklepios standing with serpent entwined staff; in the margin D D. Plate VI 25.
6188 Minerva (Athena) standing left, holding patera and spear; in the margin D D. Plate VI 34.
6189 Jupiter standing, holding patera and sceptre; eagle below; in the margin D D. Plate VIII 18.
6190 Another, similar; prow at Jupiter’ feet.
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Julia Soaemias (mother of Elagabalus)

6191 IVL SVEMIS (sic) AVG. Her head. Rev. : COL IVL DIENSIS. Minerva (Athena) helmeted standing left, holding patera and spear. At left and right side D D. Plate VI 34.
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Severus Alexander (222 – 235 A.D.)

6192 IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AV. His head. Rev. : COL IVL DIENSIS D D. Distyle temple with Eros winged.


6192A
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Julia Mamaea (Mother of S. Alexander)
Minerva (Athena) standing left holding patera & spear, serpent before.
Julia Mamaea, AE 24mm of Dium, Macedonia. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / COL IVL DIENSIS D-D, Minerva (Athena) standing left, holding patera and sceptre; serpents on either side at feet.
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Maximinus (235 – 238 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C C IVL VER MAXIMINVS. His head.
Rev: COL IVL DIENSIS.
6193 Aesklepios standing, holding serpent entwined staff. Plate VI 25.
6193AMinerva (Athena) standing left
Maximinus Thrax AE25 of Dium, Thrace. IMP C C IVL VER MAXIMINVS, laureate, draped bust right / COL IVL DIENSIS D-D, Minerva (Athena) in crested helmet standing left with patera & spear, serpents at sides.
6194 Jupiter standing, holding patera and sceptre; eagle below, in the margin D D. Plate VIII 18.
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Maximus (son of Maximinus)

Obv: G IVL VER MAXIMVS CAES. His head.
Rev: COL IVL DIENSIS D D.
6195 Aesklepios standing, holding serpent entwined staff. Plate VI 25.
6196 Jupiter standing, holding patera and sceptre; eagle below. Plate VIII 18.
6197 Jupiter and Minerva (Athena) standing opposite; eagle between them.
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Gordian III (238 – 244 A.D.)

Obv: IMP C…GORDIANVS.
- IMP M ANT GORDIANVS. His head.
Rev: COL IVL DIENSIS.
6198 Aesklepios left, resting on serpent entwined staff; left hand on his hip. Plate XLII 17.
6199 Jupiter standing, holding patera and sceptre; eagle below D D.
6200 Hera seated, holding patera and sceptre.
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Philip I (244 – 249 A.D.)

6201 …LIPPVS AVG. His head. Rev. : COL IVL DIENSIS D D. Minerva standing, holding patera and spear; standing serpent at feet.
Philip I AE24 of Dium, Macedonia. Radiate draped bust right / COL IVL DIENSIS D-D, Minerva (Athena) standing left holding patera & sceptre, serpent at feet.


6201A
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Otacilia Severa(wife of Philip I)
Minerva (Athena) standing left holding patera and spear.
Otacilia Severa AE26 of Dium, Macedonia. MARCIA OTACIL(IA AVG), draped bust right on crescent / COL IVL DIENSIS D-D, Minerva (Athena) standing left holding patera & sceptre, serpents to either side.
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Philip II (244 – 249 A.D.)

6202 …IPPVS CAIS (sic). His head. Rev. : COL IVL DIENSIS D D. Aesklepios standing with his attributes. Plate VI 25.
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Aemilian (253 A.D.)

6203 AEMILI…His head right. Rev. : COL IVL AVG DIENSIS D D. Poseidon nakes standing, right foot on prow, holding in right hand fish, and in the left – trident? Plate X 5.
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Gallienus (253 – 268 A.D.)

Obv: IMP GALLIENVS.
- IMP GALLIENVS AVG.
- GALLIENVS AVG. His head.
Rev COL AVG DIENSIS D D.
- COL IVL AVG DIENSIS D D.
- COL DIENSIS D D.
6204 Jupiter standing, holding patera and sceptre; eagle below. Plate VIII 18.
6205 Jupiter standing, holding patera and sceptre; at ech side – standing serpent.
6206 The emperor seated, holding in right hand sceptre, extending left hand towards Minerva, which is standing in front of him.
6207 Hera standing, holding patera and sceptre. Plate VI 34.
Gallienus AE24 of Dium, Macedonia. GALLIENVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / COL IVL DIENSIS D-D, Minerva (Athena) standing left holding patera & spear, shield at foot right.
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Salonina (wife of Gallienus)

Obv: COR or CORN SALONINA AVG. Her head.
Rev: COL IVL DIENSIS D D.
6208 Jupiter standing, holding patera and spear; below – eagle or prow; table VIII 18.
6209 Minerva (Athena) standing, holding patera and spear; sometimes serpent below.
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