Nicopolis ad Istrum - Serapis





Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 25
Weight (g) 12.36
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. M OPELLI DIADOVMENIANOC K
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC
Rev. Desc. Serapis with kalathos standing left, looking right, holding sceptre across, arm raised upwards
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; Collection; Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger Auction 384 Lot 801 (same dies); Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1, No. 3795
Notes: Serapis was originally an Egyptian god, made popular by Septimus Severus due to his African connections. The Modius traditionally depicted on the head of Serapis symbolises his connections with fertility




Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 25
Weight (g) 12.97
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. M OPELLI DIADOVMENIANOC K
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC
Rev. Desc. Serapis with kalathos standing left, looking right, holding sceptre across, arm raised upwards
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger Auction 86, December 10th, 2005, No.: 528 (illustrated with permission); Auction 384 Lot 801; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1, No. 3795
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