Nicopolis ad Istrum - Hermes





Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 26
Weight (g) 10.43
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI DIADOV-MENIANOC KAI
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP
Rev. Desc. Hermes naked, standing left, right foot on a rock, resting with right hand on his right knee, holding kerykeion and his left hand is on his hip; his mantle hanging on his shoulder
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; Collection; Moushmov 1367, AMNG I 1849, p.468; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 3735
Notes: Hermes sacrificed a ram at a cairn of stones. The Naukydes statue with the ram's skin (and head) is known best from a statue found at Troizen, a copy of his bronze statue of this kind. Naukydes was a pupil and a nephew, it is thought, of Polykleitos, so the date is ca. 400BC or so.




Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) 10.99
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI DIADOV-MENIANOC KAI
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP
Rev. Desc. Hermes naked, standing left, right foot on a rock, resting with right hand on his right knee, holding kerykeion and his left hand is on his hip; his mantle hanging on his shoulder
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; Numismatik Lanz München, Auction 106, Lot number: 590 (illustrated with permission); AMNG I 1849, p.468;
Notes: .




Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 27
Weight (g) -
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI DIADOV-MENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPO / C ICTP
Rev. Desc. Hermes naked, standing left, right foot on a rock, resting with right hand on his right knee, holding kerykeion and his left hand is on his hip; his mantle hanging on his shoulder
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; Ebay sales Feb. 2008; AMNG I 1849 var., p.468;
Notes: .