Marcianopolis - Zeus





Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 27
Weight (g) 12.00
Die Axis 5
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AV K OΠEΛ CEVH MAKPEINOC K M OΠEΛ / ANTΩNEI / NOC
Ob. Desc. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus r. facing bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Severus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius.
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPK-IANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. Zeus naked, standing, shouldering his mantle, with his right hand is holding patera over an altar and with his left hand – a sceptre; Square E to centre right
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – Honouring Zeus, the father god of the city
References; Collection; Moushmov 511, cf. AMNG I, 718, p.236; SNG München 296
Notes: The obverse die matches Pick no. 718 citing the Löbbecke Collection, though there is no other published identical match of these two dies.




Province Moesia Inferior
City Markianopolis
Size (mm) 27
Weight (g) 12.2
Die Axis 5
Tariff 5 assaria
Governor P. Fu. Pontianus
Ob. Leg. AV K OΠEΛ CEVH MAKPEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC
Ob. Desc. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus r. facing bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian l.
Meaning Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Severus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antonius.
Rev. Leg. VΠ ΠONTIANOV MAPK-IANOΠOΛEITΩN
Rev. Desc. Zeus naked, standing, shouldering his mantle, with his right hand is holding patera over an altar and with his left hand – a sceptre; Square E to centre right
Meaning Governor Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis – Honouring Zeus, the father god of the city
References; Moushmov 511; ebay sales; cf. AMNG I, 718, p.236;
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