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ID:     31-071
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Thrace
City:     Deultum
Issuer:     Diadumenian
Date Ruled:     217-218
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 19
Date Struck:     A.D. Thrace, Deultum. Diadumenian. As Caesar,
Diameter:     18.7 mm
Weight:     5.01 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     M OPEL ANTONINVS DIADVCAE
Obverse Description:     Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     CFPD
Reverse Description:     eros riding lion right
Primary Reference:     SNG Deultum 230 var (rev legend arrangement)
Reference2:     Varbanov 2223
Reference3:     Jurukova 72
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions, Inc.
Source:     http://agoraauctions.com
Grade:     F/VF
Notes:     (1) Agora Auction 31: Lot No. 71; (2) Just as the dolphin links Eros with Aphrodite, the lion connects him with Heracles, whose legendary strength is helpless against the power of love.