Marcianopolis - Eagle





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 17
Weight (g) 2.61
Die Axis 0
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI ANTWNEINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare head right – seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANO-POLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Eagle standing on club, head right, wreath in beak
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis – A prince crowned by the gods
References; Collection; Moushmov 601; Varbanov 1029 var.; AMNG 800; Hristova/Jekov 6.25.1.2 (r.5); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol1. No. 1334
Notes: The eagle has three main significances when depicted on coins of this era. It is an attribute of Zeus. It can be a sign of consecratio when the Emperor had deceased. It can be seen as part of a legion’s standards. In this instance it is likely to be a reference to Zeus crowning the young prince for rulership.




Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 17
Weight (g) 2.61
Die Axis 0
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI ANTWNEINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare head right – seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANO-POLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Eagle standing on club, head right, wreath in beak
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis – A prince crowned by the gods
References; Collection; Moushmov 601; Varbanov 1029 var.; AMNG 800; Hristova/Jekov 6.25.1.2 (r.5); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol1. No. 1334
Notes: The eagle has three main significances when depicted on coins of this era. It is an attribute of Zeus. It can be a sign of consecratio when the Emperor had deceased. It can be seen as part of a legion’s standards. In this instance it is likely to be a reference to Zeus crowning the young prince for rulership.