Marcianopolis - Harpokrates





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 18
Weight (g) 3.69
Die Axis 180
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPELLIOC ANTWNEINOC K
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius, Caesar
Rev. Leg. MARKIAN-OPOLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Harpokrates standing left, raising right hand to lips and holding cornucopia in left arm
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis - Blessings on the young prince
References; Collection; Moushmov 590A, Varbanov 1020; Hristova/Jekov 6.25.22.1 (r.6); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 1350
Notes: Harpokrates [Greek for ‘Horus the child’] is shown as a god-child with his hand raised to his lips, indicating a child like nature. He usually has a side lock of hair indicating a prince, an affectation derived from Egyptian sources. Harpokrates represented not only the royal heir, but also the newborn sun.





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 19
Weight (g) 2.70
Die Axis -
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPELLIOC ANTWNEINOC K
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius, Caesar
Rev. Leg. MARKIAN-OPOLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Harpokrates standing left, raising right hand to lips and holding cornucopia in left arm
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis - Blessings on the young prince
References; eBay sales November 2007; Moushmov 590A, Varbanov 1020; Hristova/Jekov 6.25.22.1 (r.6); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 1350
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