I will be taking a break from buying new coins for a little while so I thought I would share some coins I have purchased over the last few years.
Diadumenian, Denarius, Rome, AD 217-218, RIC:102
Macrinus declared himself emperor shortly after the death of Caracalla in April of 217. On 16 May 218 a revolt against him and his father was launched in Emesa by Elagabalus, whose mother, Julia Soaemias, was Caracalla's cousin. In order to put down the revolt, Macrinus led his legions to a fort at Apamea. There Macrinus elevated Diadumenian to augustus, making him co-emperor. After Macrinus was defeated by Elagabalus on 8 June 218, at the Battle of Antioch, he entrusted Diadumenian to loyal servants, instructing them to take him into the Parthian Empire, to the court of Artabanus IV, to ensure his safety. Diadumenian was captured en route in Zeugma, and executed in late June at the age of 10 years old.