Nicopolis ad Istrum - Zeus





Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 25
Weight (g) 9.42
Die Axis 180
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. M OPEL DIADOV-MENIANOC K
Ob. Desc. Bare headed, draped and curiassed bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠ-OΛITΩN ΠPOC IC
Rev. Desc. Zeus, nude, stg. facing l., with sceptre in his l. and proffering patera in his r. hand
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus– Honouring the father god of the city
References; Collection; Moushmov 1328, Pick, AMNG I, p. 465, no. 1831 var; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1, No. 3782
Notes: The two most popular poses for Zeus are seated in majesty and standing with thunderbolt in ready. This example uses a patera instead of a thunderbolt and may be interpreted as more religious in significance



Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 27
Weight (g) 11.9
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. K M OPPEL ANTWN DIADOVMENIAN[OC]
Ob. Desc. Bare headed draped and curiassed bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTATIOV ΛONΓI-NOV NIKOΠOΛIT / ΩN ΠP / OC ICTP
Rev. Desc. Zeus, nude, standing frontal, head l., holding patera in r. hand and chlamys over l. shoulder, leaning with l. hand on long sceptre
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; Private collection (Germany); Moushmov 1328; Pick, AMNG I, p. 465, no. 1830 var;
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 28
Weight (g) 9.97
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. M OPEL DIADOV-MENIANOC K
Ob. Desc. Bare headed draped and curiassed bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠ-OΛITΩN ΠPOC IC
Rev. Desc. Zeus, nude, standing frontal, head l., holding patera in r. hand and chlamys over l. shoulder, leaning with l. hand on long sceptre
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; Munzen & Medaillen GmbH Auction 16 No.377; Moushmov 1328, Pick, AMNG I, p. 465, no. 1831 var; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1, No. 3782
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 28
Weight (g) 11.5
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. M OPEL DIADOV-MENIANOC K
Ob. Desc. Bare headed draped and curiassed bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTATIOV ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPO / C I
Rev. Desc. Zeus, nude, standing frontal, head l., holding patera in r. hand and chlamys over l. shoulder, leaning with l. hand on long sceptre
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; ebay sales 2007 (AAH) (illustrated with permission)
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Province Moesia Inferior
City Nicopolis ad Istrum
Size (mm) 28
Weight (g) 11.5
Die Axis -
Tariff 4 assaria
Governor Statius Longinus
Ob. Leg. M OPEL DIADOV-MENIANOC K
Ob. Desc. Bare headed draped and curiassed bust right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar
Rev. Leg. VΠ CTATIOV ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPO / C I
Rev. Desc. Zeus, nude, standing frontal, head l., holding patera in r. hand and chlamys over l. shoulder, leaning with l. hand on long sceptre
Meaning Consular legate Statius Longinus , (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istrus
References; Collection;
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