Marcianopolis - Athena





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 28
Weight (g) 13.57
Die Axis 0
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AVT K OΠEΛ CEV MAKPINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNINOC
Ob. Desc. Laureate head of Macrinus r. facing bare head of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Severus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius.
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠOTIANOV MAP-KIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. Athena with helmet, standing, holding an owl and inverted spear; E to centre left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – Blessings on your families
References; Collection; Moushmov 537; AMNG I, 1, 239, 734; BMC 32, 30; Hristova/Jekov 6.24.4.6 (r.5); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1, No. 1170
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 28
Weight (g) 9.81
Die Axis 0
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AVT K OΠEΛ CEV MAKPINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNINOC
Ob. Desc. Laureate head of Macrinus r. facing bare head of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Severus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius.
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠOTIANOV MAP-KIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. Athena with helmet, standing, holding an owl and inverted spear; E to centre left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – Blessings on your families
References; ebays sales October 2007 (AHH) (illustrated with permission) Moushmov 537; AMNG I, 1, 239, 734; BMC 32, 30; Hristova/Jekov 6.24.4.6 (r.5); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1, No. 1170
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 26
Weight (g) 12.48
Die Axis 170
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AVT K OΠEΛ CEV MAKPINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNINOC
Ob. Desc. Laureate head of Macrinus r. facing bare head of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Severus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius.
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAP-K-IANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. Athena with helmet, standing, holding an owl and inverted spear; E to centre left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – Blessings on your families
References; Collection; Moushmov 537, AMNG I, 1, 239, 734. BMC 32, 30; Hristova/Jekov 6.24.4.7 (r.5)
Notes: Athena was born out of the head of Zeus and was the Greek goddess of crafts, domesticity and war. She was, obviously, the patron goddess of Athens and her symbols were the owl and the olive tree. In later times she came to be regarded as a goddess of wisdom. Her Roman name was Minerva. N & E combined on reverse legend



Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) 11.95
Die Axis -
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AVT K OΠEΛ CEV MAKPINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNINOC
Ob. Desc. Laureate head of Macrinus r. facing bare head of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Severus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius.
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAP-K-IANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. Athena with helmet, standing, holding an owl and inverted spear; E to centre left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – Blessings on your families
References; Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung; Auction 142; October 10th, 2005, Lot number: 1817 (illustrated with permission);
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 28
Weight (g) 11.55
Die Axis -
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AVT K OΠEΛ CEV MAKPINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNINOC
Ob. Desc. Laureate head of Macrinus r. facing bare head of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Severus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius.
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAP-K-IANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. Athena with helmet, standing, holding an owl and inverted spear; E to centre left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – Blessings on your families
References; Munzen & Medaillen GmbH Auction 16, No.263 (illustrated with permission);
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 28
Weight (g) 11.09
Die Axis -
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AVT K OΠEΛ CEV MAKPINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNINOC
Ob. Desc. Laureate head of Macrinus r. facing bare head of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Severus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius.
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAP-K-IANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. Athena with helmet, standing, holding an owl and inverted spear; E to centre left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – Blessings on your families
References; AAH ebay sales September 2007 (illustrated with permission);
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