Nicopolis ad Istrum - Demeter
||Nicopolis ad Istrum|
||K M OPELLI ANTWNI DIADOVMENIANOC|
||Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right|
||Caesar, Marcus Opellius Antoninus Diadumenianus|
||VΠ CTATION ΛO-N-ΓINOV NIKOΠO / ΛITΩN ΠPO / C ICT[P]||Rev. Desc.
||Demeter/city goddess seated left, holding corn-ears and sceptre.
||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
||Only one previous example of this reverse type (under Statius Longinus) has been noted for Macrinus, none for Diadumenian. The holding of grain ears by the reverse deity might lead to speculation that the image is of Demeter, however the turreted crown indicated that a city goddess is represented and the attribute of grain ears by such deities is seen in similar representations at Antioch