Nicopolis ad Istrum - Zeus





Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 26
Weight (g) 10.83
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWNI DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare head right– seen from behind
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠP / OC ICTΠΩN
Rev. Desc. Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre
Meaning Consular legate Agrippa, (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the father god of the city
References; Collection; Moushmov 1327; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol1. No. 3702 (different obverse); AMNG I, p. 457, no. 1792
Notes: His attributes included thunder and the lightning bolt, the scepter, and the eagle. In this example he is holding a patera. It is not fully clear why the father of the gods should be making an offering to (presumably) himself but the interpretation is that he is in receipt of such offerings.




Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 26
Weight (g) 13.1
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWNI DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare head right– seen from behind
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠP / OC ICTΠΩN
Rev. Desc. Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre
Meaning Consular legate Agrippa, (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the father god of the city
References; Collection; Moushmov 1327; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol1. No. 3702 (different obverse); AMNG I, p. 457, no. 1792
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 27
Weight (g) 10.819
Die Axis 0
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI ANTWNI DIADOVMENIAN-OC
Ob. Desc. Bare head right– seen from behind
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠP / OC ICTP
Rev. Desc. Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre
Meaning Consular legate Agrippa, (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus – Honouring the father god of the city
References; Collection; Moushmov 1327; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol1. No. 3664
Notes: His attributes included thunder and the lightning bolt, the scepter, and the eagle. In this example he is holding a patera. It is not fully clear why the father of the gods should be making an offering to (presumably) himself but the interpretation is that he is in receipt of such offerings.




Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) -
Weight (g) 11.35
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
Ob. Leg. K M OPELLI ANTW DIADOVMENIANOC
Ob. Desc. Bare head right– seen from behind
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTATIOV ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP
Rev. Desc. Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre
Meaning Consular legate Longinus (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; H. D. Rauch Mail Bid Sale 2007 No.769
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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. M OPELLI DIADOVMENIANOC KAI
Ob. Desc. Bare head right– seen from behind
Meaning Caesar, Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenianus
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTATIOV ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP
Rev. Desc. Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre
Meaning Consular legate Longinus (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; ebay sales April 2008;
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