Nicopolis ad Istrum - Herakles
||Nicopolis ad Istrum|
||M OPELLI DIADOV-MENIANOC KAI|
||Bare headed bust to right with cloak and armour – seen from behind|
||Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar|
||VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOVNIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC||Rev. Desc.
||Herakles to right leaning on club, right hand behind back (Lysippos's Weary Herakles )
||Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
||Collection; AMNG I 1857 p. 470 and Varbanov I, no. 2699
||It is possible (indeed probable) that cities in Moesia Inferior has statues of their heroes and gods which were used as templates for local coinage reverses. It is widely known that the most famous statues (such as that portrayed above) were copied and distributed around the empire.