Marcianopolis - River god





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 27
Weight (g) 10.58
Die Axis 0
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AV K M OΠE CEV MAKPINOC M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC KAI
Ob. Desc. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus r. facing bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus, Marcus Opellius Antonius Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. River god holding (rod?) in right hand and leaning on a rock. E to upper left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – The emperor brings justice to this city
References; Collection; AMNG I 754 (Var. der Vs.-Legende) and Table. XVIII, 6; Moushmov 568, Tab X, 6; Varbanov Vol I, 980-982; (die match to Auktion Lanz 97, lot 794), Lindgren III, 45 (citing Pick754v 11.02); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1, No. 1281
Notes: The reverse deity represents the local divinity of the river (identified by the upturned urn) so important for communication and travel. Generally speaking, for the Province, It may be that bearded gods represent the mature river while un-bearded gods represent the spring(s) from which the rivers originate.




Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) 11.56
Die Axis 0
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AV K M OΠEΛ CEV MAKPINOC M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC KAI
Ob. Desc. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus r. facing bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus, Marcus Opellius Antonius Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. River god holding (rod?) in right hand and leaning on a rock. E to upper left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – The emperor brings justice to this city
References; Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung Auction 122, Lot number: 1665 (illustrated with permission);
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 28
Weight (g) 12.10
Die Axis 0
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AV K M OΠEΛ CEV MAKPINOC M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC KAI
Ob. Desc. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus r. facing bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus, Marcus Opellius Antonius Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. River god holding (rod?) in right hand and leaning on a rock. E to upper left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – The emperor brings justice to this city
References; Numismatik Lanz München, Auction 97, Lot number: 794 (illustrated with permission);
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) 13.44
Die Axis 0
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AV K OΠEΛ CEVH MAKPINOC 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, Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus, Marcus Opellius Antonius Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. River god holding (rod?) in right hand and leaning on a rock. E to upper left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – The emperor brings justice to this city
References; H. D. Rauch Mail Bid Sale 207 No.759, (illustrated with permission);
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) -
Die Axis 0
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AV K OΠEΛ CEVH MAKPINOC 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, Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus, Marcus Opellius Antonius Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. River god holding (rod?) in right hand and leaning on a rock. E to upper left
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – The emperor brings justice to this city
References; AMNG 754
Notes: .