Nicopolis ad Istrum - Horseman





Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 26
Weight (g) 12.10
Die Axis 10
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I
Rev. Desc. Emperor in military dress with spear in the raised on horseback right, cape waving behind, kneeling captive below.
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – The emperor is victorious in battle
References; Collection; Moushmov 1334, AMNG I, no. 1870, p. 472; Varbanov I Bul., p. 211, No. 2915; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1. No. 3711
Notes: This reverse type is a common depiction of the emperor vanquishing his enemies, generally issued after such a military victory. The type undoubtedly borrows from the imperatorial equestrian statue, the only surviving contempory example is one of Marcus Aurelius (which Michelangelo placed in the centre of the Campidoglio).




Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 28
Weight (g) 13.17
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I
Rev. Desc. Emperor in military dress with spear in the raised on horseback right, cape waving behind, kneeling captive below.
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – The emperor is victorious in battle
References; Numismatik Lanz München, Auction 117, Lot number: 985 (illustrated with permission);
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 28
Weight (g) 14.16
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I
Rev. Desc. Emperor in military dress with spear in the raised on horseback right, cape waving behind, kneeling captive below.
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – The emperor is victorious in battle
References; Numismatik Lanz München, Auction 109, Lot number: 666 (illustrated with permission);
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