Marcianopolis - Dionysus





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 16
Weight (g) 3.23
Die Axis 0
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPELLIOC ANTWNEINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare head right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANO-POLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Dionysus naked, standing left, holding bunch of grapes in right hand and thyrsos in left hand
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis Honouring the god of wine and good times, and guardian of the spiritual wellbeing
References; Collection; Moushmov 593; Hristova/Jekov (V2) 6.25.8.1 (r6), p.123 - this coin - ; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 1333; AMNG I 797, p. 251;
Notes: The thyrsos on this example appears turned and is quite ornate. Dionysus was the god of wine, agriculture, nature and the Greek theatre. He was also associated with spiritual wellbeing and ritual initiations.




Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 16
Weight (g) 2.25
Die Axis 0
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPELLEIOC ANTWNEINOC
Ob. Desc. Bareheaded draped and cuirassed bust seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANO-POLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Dionysus naked, standing left, holding bunch of grapes in right hand and thyrsos in left hand
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis Honouring the god of wine and good times, and guardian of the spiritual wellbeing
References; Collection;
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