Deultum Athena




Province Thrace
City Deultum
Size (mm) 23
Weight (g) 7.92
Die Axis 180
Tariff 3 assaria
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPEL ANTONINVS DIADV C
Ob. Desc. Bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. COL FL PAC DEVLT
Rev. Desc. Athena, helmeted, standing holding spear and shield in left hand and resting on olive tree-trunk with coiling serpent (Erichthonios) around it with right hand
Meaning Colonia Flavia Pacensis Deultum - Honouring Athena, guardian of the Greek cities
References; Collection; Moushmov 3563; SNG Cop. Vol.6, 536; SNG Bulgaria 189;
Notes: Athena was one of the twelve main gods of ancient Greece and is, obviously, the chief goddess of Athens, thanks to her gift of olive trees. Her attributes include the Aegis, spear, pomegranate, owl, staff and helmet.