Nicopolis ad Istrum - Demeter





Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 26
Weight (g) 13.49
Die Axis 5
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWN DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right -seen from behind
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Antoninus Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTATIOV ΛON-ΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩ / N Π-P / OC ICTPΩ /N
Rev. Desc. Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and long torch
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the city goddess who keeps the citizens safe and brings grain
References; Collection; AMNG I 1838, p.466 Moushmov 1316; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol1. No. 3772
Notes: This example has unfortunately been heavily tooled on the obverse. From comparasions to other examples it appears that the image and legend are broadly correct - however I would seek to 'up-grade' this coin, even to lesser condition when possible.




Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) 11.69
Die Axis 5
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWN DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right -seen from behind
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Antoninus Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTATIOV ΛON-ΓINOVNIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP
Rev. Desc. Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and long torch
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the city goddess who keeps the citizens safe and brings grain
References; Astarte S.A. Mail Bid Sale XIX No. 984
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) 10.11
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWN DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right -seen from behind
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Antoninus Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTATIOV ΛON-ΓINOVNIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP
Rev. Desc. Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and long torch
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the city goddess who keeps the citizens safe and brings grain
References; Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung; Auction 142; October 10th, 2005, Lot number: 1839 (illustrated with permission);
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