Deultum - Telephorus




Province Thrace
City Deultum
Size (mm) 18
Weight (g) 4.93
Die Axis 180
Tariff 1 assaria
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPEL ANTONI-[NVS DIADV C]
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. C F P D
Rev. Desc. Telephorus standing wrapped in long dress
Meaning Colonia Flavia Pacensis Deultum Good health
References; Collection; Moushmov 3579; Yurukova, Deultum 86; SNG Bulgaria 237-240
Notes: Telephorus is the dwarf companion of Hygieia, usually depicted with a cowl on his head, (though occasionally wears a Phrygian cap) who was a symbol or minor god of recovery. According to some myths he was the brother of Hygieia and was a popular deity in Thrace. He appears also to have also been known by the names Acesis (Cure) and Euamerion (Prosperity).