Nicopolis ad Istrum - Mountain god





Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 26
Weight (g) 15.6
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPEL ANTWNI DIADOVMENIANO-C
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antoninus Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ [...] AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTΠΩN
Rev. Desc. Youthful mountain-god, nude to hips, sitting l. on rocks, holding branch in raised r. hand and reed in l. hand resting on the rocks
Meaning Consular legate Marcus Claudius Agrippa, (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus Honouring the mountain god
References; Private collection (Germany); Similar to Varbanov (Eng.) Vol1. No. 3666 (different legend)
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) -
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWNI DIADOVMENIANO-C
Ob. Desc. Bare head bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN / ΠPOC IC
Rev. Desc. River god. draped, seated left holding plant, leaning on the rock with l. arm, in front of him - prow
Meaning Consular legate Marcus Claudius Agrippa, (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus Honouring the spirit/god of the river who grants trade
References; Private Collection USA
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 26
Weight (g) 15.6
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPEL ANTWN DIA-DOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from behind
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antoninus Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTATIOV ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛIT / ΩN ΠPOC
Rev. Desc. Youthful mountain-god, nude to hips, sitting l. on rocks, holding branch in raised r. hand and reed in l. hand resting on the rocks unpublished with this die combination (not in AMNG), but obv. and rev. dies known from other types: Rev. AMNG 1764 (but for Macrinus)
Meaning Consular legate Marcus Claudius Agrippa, (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus Honouring the mountain god
References; Private collection (Germany); Similar to Varbanov (Eng.) Vol1. No. 3666 (different legend)
Notes: Because there is no vase it probably seems to be a mountain-god. The item on which he rests his l. hand was interpreted by Sestini (and then by Welzl following him) as shield, in error