Nicopolis ad Istrum - Herakles





Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 25
Weight (g) 9.80
Die Axis 180
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. M OPELLI DIADOV-MENIANOC KAI
Ob. Desc. Bare headed bust to right with cloak and armour seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOVNIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC
Rev. Desc. Herakles to right leaning on club, right hand behind back (Lysippos's Weary Herakles )
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; Collection; AMNG I 1857 p. 470 and Varbanov I, no. 2699
Notes: 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.