AE15. 1.9g, 15.2mm
MINTED: MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum, AD 217-218
REF: Varbanov 3615 (R3)
OBVERSE: K M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩNINOC, bare-headed bust right.
REVERSE: NIKO/ΠOΛITΩ/NΠPOC/ICTPO, legend in four lines, pellet below.
Ex Dr. George Spradling Collection
Almost Very Fine. Rough surfaces, but good detail.
Following his victory over King Decebalus in the Dacian Wars (AD 101-106), Emperor Trajan reorganised the region and founded several cities, including Nicopolis, which was situated by the river Iatrus. Nicopolis flourished as a major trade centre throughout the 2nd century, though by the mid 3rd century, the region began to be increasingly subject to invasions by the barbarian tribes. The city was destroyed in AD 447 by the soldiers of Attila the Hun.
DIADUMENIAN . MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum . AE15 . Legend in Wre
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