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First quarter of IIIe century AD | [en] coins
Byblos (Jbeil) (Gebla), Phénicie ( Liban )
Bronze coin, 21 mm, 7.96 g.
Mint : Byblus
Date : 217-218 ap. J.-C.
M OΠ ΔIAΔVMENIANOC K
Traduction : “Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar”
Description : Young bare headed and cuirassed bust right
Traduction : (coin) of the people of Byblus
Description : Isis/Pharia on raft, holding inflated sail
Diadumenian was associated to the empire by his father Macrinus for just one year, the death of Caracalla (April 217 AD) to their murder by the army (June 218 AD). Diaduménien was then just over 10 years. This explains why the currency is a young boy on the face.
The reverse side expresses a theme attached to Byblos: that of Isis sailing related to the myth of Isis when she came to Byblos seek the coffin of Osiris.