Nicopolis ad Istrum - River god





Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 25
Weight (g) 11.21
Die Axis 10
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. M OPELLI DI-ADOVMENIANOC K
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPO / C ICTΠΩ
Rev. Desc. River god half-naked, reclining half-left, looking right, leaning on thrown down urn from which waters flow
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the spirit/god of the river who grants trade
References; Collection; Moushmov 1351, AMNG I 1811, p.461; Lindgren II 721 (ob. die diff, rev die poss same) - citing MSII 610 and BMC 52v 11.92; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1, No. 3691
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 27
Weight (g) 13.01
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWNIN DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN Π / POC ICTΠ
Rev. Desc. River god half-naked, reclining half-left, looking right, leaning on thrown down urn from which waters flow
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the spirit/god of the river who grants trade
References; Collection; Moushmov 1351, AMNG I 1810, p.460;
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 29
Weight (g) 12.45
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWNIN DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ AΓPIΠΠ-A NIKOΠOΛITΩN Π/POC ICT
Rev. Desc. River god half-naked, reclining half-left, looking right, leaning on thrown down urn from which waters flow
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the spirit/god of the river who grants trade
References; Private collection (Germany); AMNG 1809 (obv.), AMNG 1810 (rev.)
Notes: There is some debate as to the nature of the youth seated here. The object the youth is resting his hand on could be a rock or an upturned urn. The reed he is holding suggests that a river god is intended




Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 27
Weight (g) 10.86
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWNIN DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTATI ΛONΓ-INOV NIKOΠOΛI-[T] / ΩN ΠPOC
Rev. Desc. River god half-naked, reclining half-left, leaning on thrown down urn from which waters flow
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the spirit/god of the river who grants trade
References; H. D. Rauch Mail Bid Sale 10 No. 225
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) 12.68
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWNIN DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ AΓPIΠΠ-A NIKOΠOΛITΩN Π/POC ICT
Rev. Desc. River god half-naked, reclining half-left, leaning on thrown down urn from which waters flow
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the spirit/god of the river who grants trade
References; Gorny & Mosch Giessener Mόnzhandlung; Auction 142; October 10th, 2005, Lot number: 1838 (illustrated with permission);
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 26
Weight (g) -
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWNIN DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ AΓPIΠΠ-A NIKOΠOΛITΩN Π/POC ICT
Rev. Desc. River god half-naked, reclining half-left, leaning on thrown down urn from which waters flow
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the spirit/god of the river who grants trade
References; ebay sales Jan 2008 - Ancient Treasures
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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 headed, draped and cuirassed bust right – seen from behind
Meaning Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ AΓPIΠΠ-A NIKOΠOΛITΩN Π / POC ICT
Rev. Desc. River god half-naked, reclining half-left, leaning on thrown down urn from which waters flow
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the spirit/god of the river who grants trade
References; Private Collection USA (Click for detailed Die Article), (illustrated with permission);
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