Nicopolis ad Istrum Dionysus
||Nicopolis ad Istrum|
||Marcus Claudius Agrippa|
||K M OPPEL ANTWNI DIADOVMENIANOC|
||Bare head right – seen from behind|
||Caesar, Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus|
||VP AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP / Ω ||Rev. Desc.
||Dionysus standing left, holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos; panther at feet
||Consular legate Agrippa, (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
||Collection; Moushmov 1320 (var.); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 3652
||Dionysus is the Greek version of Bacchus, god of wine and mysteries. Also represented as the god Liber. In this latter aspect he was worshipped with Ceres and, Libera (his partner), in a group called the Eleusinian Triad. While Bacchus was more properly a god of wine, Dionysus was involved with a lot more activities.