Marcianopolis cista





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 18
Weight (g) 3.05
Die Axis 0
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI ANTWNINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANO-POLEI / TWN
Rev. Desc. Cista, half opened with snake emerging - opening to the right
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis s
References; Collection; Moushmov 597; Hristova/Jekov 6.25.5.2 (r.5); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 1329; AMNG I 804 var, p.252;
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 18
Weight (g) 3.05
Die Axis 0
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPELLIOC ANTWNINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANOPOLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Cista, half opened with snake emerging - opening to the right
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis
References; Collection; Moushmov 597; Hristova/Jekov 6.25.5.2 (r.5); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol. 1. No. 1329; AMNG I 804, p.252;
Notes: The cista (or cista mystica) was a basket used to hold the sacred snakes used for the rites of Dionysus. The symbolism represents fertility.





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 17
Weight (g) 3.33
Die Axis 0
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPELLIOC ANTWNINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANOPOLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Cista, half opened with snake emerging - opening to the right
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis s
References; Collection; Moushmov 597; Hristova/Jekov 6.25.5.2 (r.5); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 1329; AMNG I 804, p.252;
Notes: