Marcianopolis - Lion





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 15
Weight (g) 2.78
Die Axis 0
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPELLIOC ANTWNEINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANOPOLEI / TWN
Rev. Desc. Lion walking left
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis The emperor rule protects the people
References; Collection; Moushmov 629; Hristova/Jekov 6.25.53.1 (r.6); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 1349
Notes: N & E of obverse legend combined



Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 16
Weight (g) 3.60
Die Axis 0
Tariff 1 assarion
Governor -
Ob. Leg. M OPELLI ANTWNINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANOPOLEI / TWN
Rev. Desc. Lion walking left
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis The emperor rule protects the people
References; Collection; Moushmov 629; Hristova/Jekov 6.25.53.1 (r.6); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 1349
Notes: The lion was regarded as a symbol of strength.