Numerian was the young, good-looking and promising Emperor from 283-284 who followed his father Carus to the throne, and successfully withdrew his troops from the Sassanid Empire after his father had sacked Ctesiphon, functionally crippling Persian raids on the Roman East. Unfortunately, he was stricken by some sort of horrendous eye infection that left him nearly blind, confined to a closed coach and only able to see his advisor, Aper. The soldiers soon noticed a foul stench coming from the coach, and forced their way in, only to find that their emperor was nothing but a rotting corpse. Aper was put to death on the spot by Diocletian, who was proclaimed emperor. Mainly to appease the people, with whom Numerian was popular, Diocletian had Numerian deified, and briefly issued a commemorative series of coins for the occasion.
Divus Numerianus, struck 285?
DIVO NVMERIANO, Radiate head left
CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing forward, head left
Supposedly common, but I have seen very few of these coins for sale, and they seem to command steep prices!
Error coins' value tends to exceed my interest in them, so this is one I will be seeking a buyer for. Does anyone know if Eddop is still actively collecting? This would be right up his alley.