Marcianopolis - Serpent





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) 3.00
Die Axis -
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPELLIOC ANTWNINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANOPOLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Serpent in four coils (possibly linked to the Glykon healing cult)
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis
References; Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger Auction 366 October 29th, 2000 Lot number: 322 (illustrated with permission); AMNG I 802, p.251; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 1352
Notes: This type of bust is some times described as having scale armour, indicated by the dotted arrangement. Macrinus obverses can also be seen with this type of bust





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 17
Weight (g) 2.8
Die Axis -
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPELLIOC ANTWNINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANOPOLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Serpent in four coils (possibly linked to the Glykon healing cult)
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis
References; Collection; AMNG I 802, p.251; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 1352
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