Marcianopolis - Apollo





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 27
Weight (g) 18.24 (the heaviest 5 assaria example I have come across)
Die Axis 5
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AV K OΠEΛ CEVH MAKPEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC
Ob. Desc. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus r. facing bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Severus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAP-KIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. Apollo naked, standing in front of burning altar, holding patera and a branch, E to centre right
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis Good fortune to the inhabitants of this city
References; Collection; Moushmov 540; AMNG I, 1, 238, 728; SNG Cop. 222 (Av. stgl.); SNG Budapest 131; Vergl. 728; Hristova/Jekov 6.24.7.8 (r.5)
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